More than 50 students approached the state health department and medical education department of the government with a complaint that colleges were asking for fees higher than the prescribed rates.
The state health secretary,
Based on the complaint, the health secretary sent a two-page caution note to the self-financing medical colleges affiliated with the
It may be noted that during the present academic year, the fee for MBBS/BDS has increased by Rs 1 lakh. With the new fee structure, the students admitted to self-financing medical colleges under government colleges have to pay fees between Rs 4.35 lakh and Rs 4.50 lakh.
The fee for
It also includes charges for internet usage, sports fee, etc.
The fee does not include hostel or mess charges. In addition to this, the colleges can collect an amount of Rs 40,000 per head as a development fee.
It is to be noted that admission to medical colleges affiliated with TN Dr MGR Medical University is done through online counselling based on merit ranks.
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