Giving a big relief to medical students pursuing MBBS from government colleges of Uttarakhand, MBBS fee structure has been revised and now students will have to pay Rs 1.45 lakh instead Rs 4 lakh per annum. To add to it, this fee structure is for those students who are not willing to sign a bond.
This decision has been taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by the state’s chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami where the proposal of cutting down the fees was approved.
After this approval, Medical students who are willing to sign a bond of serving the state for a period of five years after the completion of their MBBS course will have to pay Rs 50,000 per year.
Those who are not willing to execute this bond of five years will have to pay Rs 1.45 lakh per year instead of the previous fee of Rs 4 Lakh.
Its important to note that medical students of Uttarakhand had been protesting for quite some time with the demand of revision of the fee structure. MBBS students used to pay Rs 50,000 annually with the compulsory bond service helping them with the fee. But then government decided to abolish the bond service following which students were compelled to pay Rs 4.26 lacs annually & that in a government college.
The protest started last year and raised their voice against this fee hike on social media which got a good attention. This year too, several students of government medical college protested against the exorbitant tution fee following which disciplinary action was taken on them by the authorities. It was reported that about 5 students were expelled from the college.
But finally, all the protests and struggles paid off decreasing the course fees and making it more affordable for the MBBS students who are or will be going to study in different government medical colleges of the state.