Now, NRI students can study medicine in Karnataka's govt medical colleges at minimal fee

  • 21 December 2018

There’s a great news for NRI Students looking for Easy Direct admission in Karnataka’s Govt Medical Colleges. Now the Govt is considering providing admission to Non-Resident Indians (NRI) students at state government medical colleges from the academic year 2019-20, as per the news provided by the state Medical Education Minister D K Shivakumar to the Legislative Council during the ongoing winter session at Belagavi.
The minister unveiled this before the house while answering to a question asked by ‘S V Sankanur, an MLC, during the question hour. He said that, "The move to consider NRI quota at government colleges is a major decision." But the Students and other stakeholders have already begun opposing the state government's proposal.

Now the lots of comments starting coming up from various section of the society. A senior faculty member from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute said, "Giving admissions under NRI quota at government colleges will do injustice to meritorious students from the state. This will decrease the number of seats at government colleges made available to general category students."
Gautham Balaji, a member of Indian Medical Association (Karnataka branch) Junior Doctors' Association, said, "When it comes to the fee hike, it is acceptable as private colleges charge lakhs for undergraduate courses. But introducing NRI quota seats in government colleges is unacceptable. When there are NRI quotas available at private colleges through NEET, what is the need to introduce this quota at government colleges?"
A student doing his postgraduation said, "When you look at the previous years' data, at least 25 per cent of the seats under NRI quota go vacant. When this is the case, what is the need to give them quota at government colleges?"
The sources said that According to faculty members from government medical colleges, it is not a good move to increase the fee by a steep 200 per cent at one go but we have to wait until the admission session starts to see the exact verdict on this matter.

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