Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2010

Punjab increases fee for MBBS and other medical courses

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Studying medicine in Punjab will cost more from the next academic session with the state government enhancing the fee for MBBS, Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS), ayurvedic and homeopathy courses.
A state government spokesman said that the new fee structure has been approved by a high-level committee headed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The fee for seats reserved for non-resident Indians (NRIs) has been enhanced from US $75,000 to US $100,000 for the entire MBBS course.

The fee for existing 50 per cent government quota seats in various medical colleges for MBBS courses has been enhanced from Rs 115,000 to Rs 150,000 annually and the fee for 35 per cent management quota seats has been increased from Rs 300,000 to Rs 400,000 annually. Also, the fee for government quota seats for BDS course in dental colleges has been raised from Rs 63,250 to Rs 150,000 annually.

However, the fee for management quota seats for BDS course has been slashed from Rs 230,000 to Rs 150,000.
For the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) and Bachelor of Homeopathy courses, the fee will be Rs 80,000 per year, the spokesman added