MBBS students demand restoration of bond system in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand: The MBBS students in the state are demanding the government to reintroduce the 'bond system' that subsidised education in lieu of five years' practice in the remote hills.
With the bond facility gone, fees at these medical colleges is the highest in the country. "Government medical colleges in the country, like Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical College (Delhi), Gao Medical College (Indore) and Andaman and Nicobar Medical College charge about Rs 1 lakh a year. Most others take between Rs 10,000 and Rs 40,000," an MBBS student from Haldwani informed TOI
The fee for MBBS in govt medical colleges of Uttarakhand is increased 8 times from 50k to 4.26 lakhs..— Binod (@L0k3sh_T3w4r1) August 13, 2020
Many of us are not capable of paying this, which btw is the highest non-bonded fee in the entire country. @shaluyadavbbc @BBC_Prashant @mainpankajkumar @AbhishekBhalla7
Medical students in #Uttarakhand are struggling over the fee structure at govt colleges. Students say 2 out of 3 govt medical colleges have done away with bond facility and now they are forced to pay ₹4.26 lakh annual fee.🙄🙄🙄#MBBSyaBusiness#FeeOrBurden— Apeksha (@Apeksha77322114) August 10, 2020