Kerala

Medical colleges told to approach High Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked an association of private self-financing medical colleges in Kerala to approach the State High Court on the fixation of the annual MBBS course fee for them.

A Bench led by Justice S.A. Bobde, though orally observing that though their cause may be valid, said the managements should first move the High Court.

The colleges said the fee usually charged was about ₹18 lakh in order to cover costs.

But the Admission Supervisory Committee for Professional Colleges in Kerala has fixed a fee that was nearly ₹50,000 more than the fee in the previous years, and ranging from ₹5.85 lakh to ₹7.19 lakh.

The private self-financing medical college managements had said the panel’s decision was taken without considering the actual costs involved in running the colleges.

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Printable version | Feb 28, 2020 10:20:27 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/medical-colleges-told-to-approach-high-court/article28336238.ece

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