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Seats in minority medical, dental colleges get expensive

A revised fee structure in minority medical and dental colleges across the State will see aspirants pay more.

The hike, which is effective from this academic year, ranges from 27 per cent to 41 per cent. This revision comes following a hike in fee in private medical and dental colleges.

Minority colleges have consented to allot 25 per cent seats for the government quota. Fifty-five per cent of the seats will be filled through the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) ranking.

The percentage of seats that can be filled through the NRI quota has increased from 15 per cent to 20 per cent this year.

The consensual agreement was signed on Friday between the Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges’ Association and the State government. Under this association, there are three medical colleges that have 350 seats and six medical colleges that have 300 seats in total.

Around 88 medical seats and 75 dental seats are likely to be added to the government quota.

“Buckling under pressure and to convince minority college managements to give seats, we have increased the NRI quota and also drastically increased the fees for students who obtain seats in these colleges under the NEET scores, so that the government quota fee hike is less than 30 per cent,” a source said. Although the agreement has been finalised, the Medical Education Department is waiting for the Linguistic Minority College Association to sign the consensual pact before they hand over the seat matrix to the Karnataka Examinations Authority, which has already started the second round of counselling for the Common Entrance Test. These seats will, however, not be made available under the second round as the allotment results is scheduled to be announced on Sunday.




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