Pursuing MBBS degree in India is getting costlier. According to the media reports medical colleges in Tamil Nadu charges a fees of Rs 1 crore for MBBS seat.
Any student who wants to pursue MBBS courses in Tamil Nadu colleges have to pay Rs 1 crore, in which Rs 35 lakh to 50 lakh for tuition fee and Rs 50 lakh as capitation fee.
Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai has announced the fee for the MBBS course for the year 2014-15. In this university, candidates have to pay Rs 9 lakh per year to pursue MBBS course.
In SRM University, Chennai, candidates have to pat Rs 7 lakh per year. In some other medical colleges fee would be around Rs 3-5 lakh.
Ramesh Kumar, a students who passed class 12th with 98.7% said, "I have been told that I will have to pay at least Rs 50 lakh as tuition fee for the five years. There are other expenses such as fees for seminars and books."
According to the government, the fee in government medical colleges is Rs 11,500 per year.
Unlikely, this boy will not get a seat in government medical colleges because of the 69% of caste-based reservation system followed in Tamil Nadu.
"Most private colleges ask for Rs 40 lakh as capitation fee. I will be the first-generation doctor in my family, but I am not sure we can afford it," he said.
Ramesh's mother Kalyani R asked him to go for engineering course which will cost less compared to medical.
Suppose a family is ready to pay Rs 1 crore for an MBBS seat, after completion of his degree, he has to work for Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 in private hospital.
Supreme Court had ordered and formed a committee to review on the tuition fee charged by the private colleges affiliated to the state medical university.
Committee members say that they can review tuition fee only and not other charges.
In last five years, tuition fee has increased by 25% in most of the private medical colleges.
The state health department officials said that they won't be able to control the rise of the fee by medical colleges and the heads of these college are extremely high profile members.