The three-tier fee structure in 50 per cent of the seats in 11 private self-financing medical colleges that signed a seat-fee agreement with the State government last year will continue this year too. Of the 1,100 seats in these colleges, the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will make allotments to 550 seats.

As per the seat-fee agreement for 2010-11 signed here on Wednesday, the fee for half the government seats in these colleges will be Rs.1.38 lakh. In the rest of the seats, there will be reservation for candidates belonging to the socially and educationally backward communities and those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and below poverty line (BPL) and low-income categories.

Assuming 50 government seats in a private self-financing medical college, 13 seats will be for the socially and educationally backward category and the fee is Rs.45,000. For the seven seats for the BPL and low-income category students, the fee will be Rs.25,000. For five seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes category, the fee will be Rs.1.38 lakh, which, though, will be paid by the government. In the management seats, the fee will be Rs.5.5 lakh and there will be a deposit of Rs.5 lakh. For the NRI quota, the fee will be Rs.9 lakh. The allotment of seats to these colleges will begin after June 30. Initially, those with Medical Council of India's approval will take part in the counselling.