Karnataka in pact with medical colleges over seats sharing

PTI Bangalore | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

The Karnataka Government and Consortium of Medical and Dental Colleges (COMED—K) today signed an agreement over sharing of seats in private professional colleges and on fee structure.

In tune with an agreement inked in presence of Minister for Higher Education, Mr V.S. Acharya, between the officials of Medical and Higher Education and representatives of COMED—K, the Government will have a quota of 40 per cent seats, colleges 40 per cent, besides 20 per cent for NRIs in medical courses.

Mr Acharya told reporters that while 40 per cent of seats in government quota will have a fee structure of Rs 35,000 a year, management quota fee is Rs 3.25 lakh.

Private dental colleges have agreed to surrender 35 per cent of seats under government quota, which attract Rs 25,000 annual fee and Rs 2.30 lakh each for 45 per cent seats in management quota and 20 per cent for NRIs.

In engineering colleges, the seat sharing would be on the formula of 45:55 (45 per cent for Government and 55 per cent for management).

Some colleges have agreed to charge Rs 30,000 annual fee and some have opted for Rs 35,000 for government quota seats, Mr Acharya said, adding that the fee for management quota would be Rs 1-1.5 lakh.

Published on June 09, 2011
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