Maharashtra among 5 costliest states for MBBS course
Maharashtra: Maharashtra has been enlisted among the top five states with the highest amount of MBBS fee in the Government Medical Colleges with almost a 50% hike in the last 5 years only.
Along with Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, Maharashtra has one of the highest fee structures at GMCs for MBBS course amounting to pver 1 lakh per year.
The fees in Central Government colleges such as All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) are rupees 1628 and 7620 Rs, but as far as Maharashtra civic-run government colleges are concerned, the tuition fee is almost as high as 94400 Rs. Other than that Rs 5,000 in development fees, and the remaining as library, admission, gymkhana, and hostel fees are charged. Over a decade ago, the cumulative annual fees hovered around Rs 10,000 for several years, reports the daily.
The municipal corporation run institutions like GS Medical College (KEM), LTMG College (Sion), follows the fee structure decided by the state for government medical colleges.
Stating that there is a gap in the fees decided by every state, Former dean of KEM Hospital Dr. Avinash Supe told the daily the fee-paying population is very little in our state. Revenue from fees is very low, despite the higher amount. For instance, the annual budget for KEM is around Rs 400-450 crore, but the revenue from fees is only about Rs 20 crore.