Since ancient times, we have seen a remarkable change in every field including the medical one in which there are a wide range of courses which have like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test which is one of the main exams to enter in any medical field.
MBBS, also known as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, has been one of the prestigious courses among medical courses across the globe since generations. Despite its reputation, MBBS is the most challenging course in higher education.
But as Haryana government colleges, Kerala and Karnataka private colleges seek a hike in fees which is affecting the counselling process as well. During this Covid-19 situation fees hike has become a challenge for many.
Students who cracked NEET recently, were baffled after the Haryana, Kerala and Karnataka department of medical education and research issued a notification to hike the course fee in government and private medical colleges.
Many NEET candidates, who wanted to opt for a government medical college seat in the state (Haryana) had to pay around Rs.40 lakhs for the four-year course. MBBS fees in medical colleges in Haryana raised from Rs.56,000 to Rs.80,000 plus the bond fees. Haryana is also an open state and allows other state candidates to take part in counselling and get admission on the basis of NEET UG 2020 score on 50 % of total seats.
Similarly, Kerala private medical colleges are demanding up to Rs.22 lakhs per annum. The health department is gearing up to challenge the High Court order that would pave the way for fee hike. In Karnataka private medical colleges, the fees will be 9.82 lakhs for one year.
Commenting on the fee hike Gaurav Tyagi, founder of Career Expert said, “The coronavirus pandemic already had a devastating impact on the lives of the people. The government should look into this matter. As already due to this pandemic there has been a delay in counselling, admissions and semesters. This fee hike can be the hurdle for many brilliant students.”