State Government will take strict action against the deemed and private medical institutes charging management quota fee that exceeds the amount decided by the Fee Regulatory Authority (FRA). We will not only cancel admissions in such cases but will also impose a fine as per the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Act, 1998,” said Pravin Shinghare, director, state Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) on Thursday. The decision is valid for both post-graduate and undergraduate admissions.
This has been stated very clearly that no admission will be allowed unless the medical institutes declare their fees. The fees should be displayed on the website of DMER for the benefit of aspirants.
While the state quota fees (as decided by the Fee Regulatory Authority) range from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 25 lakh, deemed medical colleges charge up to Rs 75 lakh for NRI quotas. S K Navale Medical University in Pune is granted a fee of Rs 9 lakh for its merit quota students but it charges up to Rs 95 lakh under the management quota. SK Somaiya College charges up to Rs 55 lakh.
A supreme Court verdict allows private and deemed colleges to adopt a cross-subsidy model in which case, the institutes can charge five times the base fee from students in the NRI quota only. Currently, the FRA decides the fee structure for merit quota students.