MBBS fee up by 5%, all Punjab colleges to charge uniformly

Govt issues notification | New structure effective from current session

MBBS fee up by 5%, all Punjab colleges to charge uniformly

Announcing a uniform fee structure for MBBS, MD, MS, BDS and MDS courses in all private medical and dental colleges in the Punjab.

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, September 24

Announcing a uniform fee structure for MBBS, MD, MS, BDS and MDS courses in all private medical and dental colleges in the state, the Department of Medical Education and Research has increased the fee for MBBS course by 5 per cent.

The MBBS full course fee, which was Rs 47.70 lakh for a management quota seat in private medical colleges, has been increased to Rs 50.10 lakh. However, for a government quota seat, it has been revised from Rs 18.55 lakh to Rs 19.48 lakh.

Every private medical and dental college has 50 per cent of its total seats as government quota seats. The remaining 50 per cent seats comprise 35 per cent management quota and 15 per cent NRI quota seats. There is no change in the fee structure for NRI quota seats, which is US $1.10 lakh.

Alok Shekhar, principal secretary, Department of Medical Education and Research, has announced the revised fee structure in the new notifications for admission to MBBS, BDS, MD, MS courses in the state for 2021 session onwards.

The full MBBS course fee in the government medical colleges in the state has also been increased from Rs 7.81 lakh to Rs 8.21 lakh.

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, has not changed the fee structure for MBBS course. Its fee remains Rs 6.60 lakh per year with 10 per cent increase every year.

However, there is no change in the fee structure for the MD, MS, BDS and MDS courses in both private and government medical colleges as per the notification.

Under a uniform fee structure for postgraduate degree and diploma courses (MD, MS, Diploma and MDS) in private medical and dental colleges in the state, which include two minority colleges and two private medical universities, the department has notified that all private medical colleges would charge Rs 6.5 lakh per year for the 3-year MD/MS (clinical) courses and Rs 2.6 lakh per year for MD/MS (basic) courses. For MDS (PG course in dental science), the department has fixed Rs 5.85 lakh fee per year.

The fee for MD, MS (clinical) course in government colleges is Rs 1.25 lakh (first year), Rs 1.50 lakh (second year) and Rs 1.75 lakh (third year). For the MD (basic sciences), this fee is Rs 1 lakh, Rs 1.10 lakh and Rs 1.20 lakh in three years.

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