New Delhi: According to a newspaper report, MBBS course fees at some private colleges in Tamil Nadu have touched Rs 1 crore. Students have to pay tuition fees in the range of Rs 35 lakh to 50 lakh and capitation fees of around Rs 50 lakh.
Private universities offering course at low fees are also available. Tuitions fees for SRM University will be Rs 7 lakh and for Sri Ramachandra Medical University is Rs 9 lakh, according to officials.
Tuition fees for some other colleges are of the range of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, but the fees exclude charges for hostel, laboratory, library, etc.
Government medical colleges offer MBBS course for low course fee but getting a seat there is relatively difficult.
Tamil Nadu has 45 medical colleges. These colleges offer 6,015 seats. Amongst them 24 are private and 21 are run by the government.
In the past five years, 25 per cent of the tuition fees have increased by many times in private medical colleges. The tuition fees for deemed universities have seen a steeper hike than private colleges.
Officials in the health department also have failed to keep a check on the rise in fee because the overheads for running a medical college are high.(source- India today)