Karnataka private medical colleges ask first-year MBBS students to pay next year fee
Many self-financing medical colleges in Karnataka have asked their first-year MBBS students to pay their second-year fees immediately else they won't be able to write their examination.
As per reports, due to delay in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) counselling and admissions for the academic year 2021-22, medical colleges are facing a financial crisis and now many private medical colleges in Karnataka are pressurising their first-year MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) students to pay the fees for next year on immediate basis. The students are being warned by the colleges that if they fail to pay the second year fees, they won't be able to write their examination.
The colleges are saying that due to delay in the admission process for MBBS courses of academic session 2021-22, they are finding it difficult to pay the salaries of their staff.
One of the students told The Hindu, “Even before we appear for the first year examination, they are asking us to pay the second year fees in advance. Many of us cannot make immediate arrangements for it, but colleges are telling us that they will not issue the admission tickets and we will not be able to appear for the year-end examination.”
Also, as per reports, these colleges have signed an undertaking that if any student who has already paid second year fees will not pass the first year examination, their fees will be returned.
Jayakara S.M., Vice-Chancellor of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has reportedly said that students can approach university if colleges deny the permission to write the examination.