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B.Pharm., B.Ed., Nursing colleges follow suit
50:50 seat split for admissions to the courses

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Managements of private self-financing dental, B.Pharm. and B.Ed. Colleges on Tuesday signed pacts with the State Government agreeing to a 50:50 seat split for admissions to respective courses. The managements of Nightingale Nursing College, Nedumangad and KIMS College also signed a similar pact.

In dental colleges, the fee in the Government quota would be Rs.20,000 with a refundable deposit of Rs.1.75 lakh. In 15 per cent of the management seats (NRI quota) the maximum fee would be Rs.3.5 lakh. In the rest of the management quota, the fee would be Rs.2.5 lakh and the deposit, Rs. 2 lakh.

In B.Pharm. colleges too the fee for the Government seats would be Rs.20,000 with a deposit of Rs.1 lakh. In 35 per cent of the management seats, the fee would be Rs.75,000 and there would be no deposit. For the NRI seats, the fee would range from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.1.5 lakh.

For B.Ed. colleges, the fee would be Rs.29,000 across the board, with a deposit of Rs.5,000. Both the Government and the managements of B.Ed. Colleges would provide assistance to students hailing from socially and educationally backward families.

In the nursing colleges that signed the pact, the fee for the Government seats would be Rs.20,000 with a deposit of Rs.1 lakh. In 15 per cent of the management seats (NRI quota), the maximum fee would be Rs.2 lakh with a deposit of Rs.1.5 lakh. In 35 per cent of the management quota, the fee would be Rs.80,000 with a deposit of Rs.1 lakh.

While the pacts will primarily be for this year, the managements indicated that they would follow the guidelines of these packages in the coming years also.

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