New Delhi, Feb. 5 (Delhi Crown): The National Medical Commission (NMC) in a fresh guideline issued on Saturday made it mandatory that fees of 50% of the seats in private medical colleges and deemed to be universities shall be at par with the government-run medical colleges.
The guideline comes after the Central Government had requested the erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI) to prepare the draft fee fixation guidelines for consideration of the NMC as and when constituted.
The NMC received approximately 1800 responses from general public and medical institutions or associations, in this regard.
“After extensive consultations it has been decided that the fee of the 50% seats in the private medical colleges and deemed universities should be at par with the fee in the government medical colleges of that particular state/UT,” said the NMC guideline.
It further stated – “The benefit of this fee structure would be first made available to those candidates who have availed Government quota seats, but limited to the extent of 50% of total sanctioned strength of the respective medical college/deemed university.”
However, if the government quota seats are less than 50% of total sanctioned seats, the remaining candidates would avail benefit of fee equivalent to the government medical college fees, based purely on the merit, added the NMC in an official memorandum issued today.