Thiruvananthapuram: Justice Rajendra Babu Committee on Tuesday fixed the tuition fee for the NRI quota as Rs 20 lakh for 2017-18 and 2018-19 and 2018-2019 for MBBS courses except for colleges under the Kerala Christian Professional College Management Federation (KCPCMF). The fee for colleges under the KCPCMF namely Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Centre, Thrissur, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery, and Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla, will be the same for 2018-2019.
For the year 2017- 18, it's Rs 18 lakh as per the order dated October 31, 2017. This fee would be applicable even now. The colleges would have earmarked an amount of `5 lakh as corpus fund for awarding scholarships to BPL category students to protect the interest of the poor and meritorious students. The amount has to be remitted as and when they receive a direction from the government, the fee regulatory panel or court. The committee fixed the fee after examining the infrastructure of the colleges and the expenses.