Mr Basavraj Bommai, the Chief Minister of Karnataka informed the press that the centre and the state governments were looking for ways to cut down the cost of medical education in the country.
Bommai responded to a plethora of queries by the press on the cost of medical education being exorbitantly high in the country. “Although the fees in government medical colleges are low, medical education in private colleges is an expensive affair”. “Both the state and Centre are looking at various options to reduce fees to ensure students stay in India rather than go abroad to attend medical courses.”
He further added that they were considering reducing the cost of medical education in all the private colleges in the country. “While fees in government colleges are low, it is increasing in the private sector. In some cases, students who score 90-95% are unable to clear NEET exams. Since management or NRI seat costs are exorbitant, these students opt for countries like Ukraine,” the Chief Minister of Karnataka stated.
In order to reduce the fees, the Karnataka Government is also considering organizing seats into categories A, B and C. He also stated that they were planning on implementing measures for those who had to return from Ukraine leaving their education unfinished. “Course material and the syllabus there are different from what is prescribed for students here so, on completing the course there, students have to clear exams,” the Chief Minister of Karnataka stated.