The Karnataka government wants to retain 3500 medical seats for local students who will appear in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to be held on May 7, 2017.
The state government wants to sign an agreement for 3500 seats with the private medical colleges for which they are demanding 15% hike in fee.
Earlier in 2016, the Supreme Court made the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for admission to medical and dental colleges while the state common entrance tests will be conducted only for engineering admissions
Last year, the fee for government quota medical seats was raised from Rs.55000 to Rs.70000
The fee for the seats filled through NEET was raised from Rs.4.25 lakh to Rs.5.75 lakh
The government of Karnataka wants to sign a consensual agreement with private colleges under the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation o f Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006.
Under this agreement, the non-minority colleges will offer 40% of their seats for local students. The minority colleges of Karnataka provide 25% of seats to the local students.
The state government decides and subsidizes the annual fee for these seats.
The private colleges in the state are asking for 15 percent higher fee. Karnataka has 8075 MBBS seats in 55 medical colleges out of which 18 are government colleges with 2400 seats.
The state government wants to conduct the counseling through Karnataka Examinations Authority whereas the private medical colleges want to conduct their own.
The Karnataka unaided engineering colleges give 45% of their seats to be allotted through state Common Entrance Test. The fee for engineering seats lies between Rs.49, 500 to Rs.55, 000.
A Fee Regulatory Committee has asked the medical colleges to submit their proposed fee structure.
For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website .
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