The Uttar Pradesh government announced on Friday that the state’s private medical and dental colleges would have to reserve 50% seats for meritorious students from economically weaker sections. Such students would be required to pay a nominal fee of Rs 36,000 per annum instead of around Rs10 lakh.
On the eve of counselling for admissions in medical col leges, a decision to this effect was taken by CM Akhilesh Yadav on Friday evening. It was endorsed by the cabinet by circulation. With this decision, nearly 2,700 seats of state’s private medical and dental colleges will go to poor students as there are nearly 5,400 seats in these instititions.
A senior state government official told that on the basis of first-come-first-serve, the meritorious students who were not able to deposit the huge fee for their courses in the private sector would be given admissions at the rate of Rs 36,000 a year instead of around Rs 10 lakh. In order to check losses to private colleges after the decision, the state has said they can raise their fee from the remaining 50% aspirants who can afford to pay a higher amount.
Bartaman Patrika epaper 03-09-2016: http://epaper.prabhatkhabar.com