A mass surrender of PG seats in unaided private medical and dental colleges can be expected from Tuesday onwards with the State's Fee Committee headed by Justice A.B. Murgod approving an astronomical fee structure for seven colleges.
The Committee has prescribed an annual fee in the range of Rs 3.60 lakh - Rs 3.82 lakh for a PG medical clinical course, and Rs 3 lakh plus for a PG diploma clinical course. The fee structure is expected to be in the same range for other colleges as well.
The students, admitted against the 50 percent government quota seats, had paid an annual fee of about Rs 12,570 last year. This year, the Medical Education Department has already filled up the government quota seats in private unaided colleges with merit students, which is 50 percent of their total intake.
Fifteen medical colleges and 19 dental colleges are offering PG courses this year, and have collected from students a tentative fee of Rs 2 lakh for PG medical courses and Rs 1.5 lakh for PG dental courses.
According to a April 29 High Court order, May 25 is the last day for the students to pay up the balance amount. The same order said seats surrendered on account of a student's inability to pay the prescribed fee shall get transferred to the management quota.
The Medical Education Department will file an application before the High Court on Tuesday seeking orders to fill the surrendered seats with students who have cleared the postgraduate entrance test.
TOTAL SEATS AVAILABLE
Govt colleges: 388 seats Pvt colleges: 786 seats
Govt colleges: 20 seats Pvt colleges: 420 seats