Bangalore: Medical and dental courses will be costlier this coming academic year. According to a copy of the proceedings of an official meeting held by medical education minister Sharan Prakash Patil on April 1, available with TOI, the fee for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses has been increased by 10%.
The government, though, is tight-lipped about the fee hike. Private medical and dental colleges have orally agreed to sign the consensual agreement. According to the new fee structure, the fee for an MBBS seat allotted through CET will be Rs 55,000; for a BDS seat, it will be Rs 35,000. At present, the corresponding fees are Rs 38,000 and Rs 27,000 respectively.
The fee for these two professional courses has also been increased for seats allotted after the ComedK entrance test. Candidates now have to pay Rs 4,25,000 for MBBS, and Rs 2,75,000 for BDS. Earlier, the corresponding fees were Rs 3,57,500 and Rs 2,53,000 respectively.
However, seat-sharing has not been decided yet. At present, the seat-sharing ratio for medical seats is 60:40 - 40% in private medical colleges will be allotted under the government quota, and 60% the under private quota. For dental courses, the seat-sharing ratio is 35:65.