The students who dream of becoming a doctor have been given a big jolt by the Admissions and Tariff Regulatory Committee. The education of the doctor has now become expensive in Uttarakhand. On the proposal of Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, the committee has approved the fees increase from two to two-and-a-half times in MBBS and MD-MS fees. At the same time, Swami Ram Himalaya University has set an additional fee including that of the order passed by the Appellate Authority. In such a situation, those who are enrolled under the state quota will also have to pay more fees as the students from rest of India.
The case of fee fixation of private medical colleges in the state was stuck for a long time. In the last few years, several counseling of UG and PG courses was done without any fixed fees. For this reason, there is a situation of agitation between the government and the private colleges. The situation rose such that matter reached the court.
In case of non-fixation, the students were admitted by taking an affidavit. That is, the students had to struggle with all the difficulties for admission.There seems to be no let up in the students woes. The reason is an increase in fees. In fact, after the intervention of the High Court, the state government had asked two names for the committees from the High Court, Nainital. After getting the name from the High Court, Retired Justice Kuldeep Singh was made the Chairman of the Admission and Fees Committee and Justice Surendra Singh Pal was made chairman of Appellate Committee.
The meeting of the admission and tariff regulatory committee was held on March 15. In which the fees for Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences were considered. It has been increased by two to two and a half times. Swami Ram Himalayan University has formed the basis for the order of the Appellate Authority, in which the right to determine the fees of the University was declared valid.
Proposal of manifold increase
Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences had proposed to increase multi-fold fees in front of the entrance and fee fixation committee. For this, presented in the report of the Chartered Accountant 21 lakh 70 thousand in MBBS, 26 lakh 84 thousand in PG clinics and 22 lakh 48 thousand rupees annually in PG non-clinic was proposed. After discussing the proposal, the committee members fixed the charges for 2019-22 with the consent of the members.