The National Medical Commission (NMC) has decided that the fees of 50 percent seats in the private medical colleges and presumed universities should be on a par with those of the government medical colleges in that particular state and Union Territory.
An NMC office memorandum stated that the benefit of this fee structure would be made available first to those candidates who have taken advantage of government quota seats, but limited to the extent of 50 percent of the institute’s total sanctioned power.
However, if the quota seats of the government are less than 50 percent of the total number of sanctioned seats, the remaining candidates would have the advantage of having to pay compensation equal to that of the government’s medical colleges, based purely on of merit, according to the memo dated February 3.
Under Section 10(1)(i) of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019, the panel will establish guidelines for determining fees and all other expenses for 50 percent of seats in private medical institutions and which are classified as universities. considered regulated in accordance with the provisions of this legislation.
The Union Government had requested the former Board of Directors, replacing the former MCI, to prepare the draft fee setting guidelines for consideration by the NMC as and when established.
On November 23, 2019 and later by the NMC, an expert committee was set up by the BoG-MCI. The panel of experts recommended 26 broad draft guidelines for determining fees for MBBS and PG courses and other fees for private medical colleges and those considered universities.
The guidelines were uploaded to the NMC website on May 25 last year and invited public comments. About 1800 responses were received. Another panel of experts, assembled by the NMC on October 21, 2021, examined the responses and submitted the revised draft guidelines. The recommendations of this panel were adopted by the NMC on 29 December.
“After extensive deliberations, it has been decided that the compensation of the 50 percent seats in the private medical colleges and presumed universities should be equal to the compensation in the government medical colleges of that particular state and Union Territory.
“The benefit of this fee structure would be made available first to those candidates who have availed of government quota seats, but limited to the extent of 50 percent of the total sanctioned force of the respective medical college/deemed university,” it said. the memorandum.
However, if the government’s quota seats were less than 50 percent of the total sanctioned seats, the remaining candidates would benefit from compensation equal to the cost of government medical colleges based purely on merit. in it. According to the principles that would be followed in setting fees and other charges of private medical colleges and presumed universities, no institution should charge a fee in any form or by any means.
It must be ensured that the principle of non-profit education is strictly adhered to. Therefore, all operating costs and other expenses of running and maintaining the institution should be covered in the fees. Excessive costs and exorbitant profit components may not be added to the fees according to the principles.