An Admissions and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) is a government-established committee responsible for regulating admissions and determining fees for candidates seeking admission into unaided minorities and non-minorities. As the Supreme Court ruled recently in respect of medical admissions made by self-financing colleges, the Admission Supervisory Committee and Fee Regulatory Committee for Professional Colleges of Kerala (asckerala.org) can initiate suo motu proceedings.
Admission Supervisory Fee Regulatory Committee
The Admission Supervisory Fee Regulatory Committee regulates tuition fees, special fees, hostel fees, and prevents the collection of capitation fees by Kerala medical institutions.
A meeting of the Committee was held on 04.02.2022 to discuss the various issues raised by the management of the Dental College. The Committee observed that there are 15 member dental colleges affiliated with AKSDCMC.
|Particulars||Amount in RS|
|Tuition fee for the academic year 2020-21 for all dental colleges||3,21,300|
|Add 3% increase||9,639|
|Total tuition fee for 2020-22||3,30,939|
According to the Supreme Court, the Kerala self-financing medical colleges have to revise their fees. The fee regulating committee headed by Justice R Rajendra Babu was directed to do so on Thursday. According to the committee, the general category’s annual fee ranges from Rs 6.22 lakh to Rs 7.68 lakh and the category for NRIs is Rs 20 lakh.
Furthermore, the apex court ordered that the fee-regulating committee work with all self-financing medical colleges in the state. Mathrubhumi reports that the judgment will affect around 12,000 medical students who enrolled in these colleges.
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) fee hikes allowed by self-financing medical colleges in November 2020 led to Kerala’s government filing a petition with the Supreme Court. The HC order was based on the petition from self-financing medical colleges.
The HC, however, noted the management’s assertion that the hospital is treated as a separate establishment and its profits or losses cannot influence fees paid by students.
A notification was also issued on November 13 by the Supreme Court on the maximum fee these colleges may charge, in accordance with proposals made by the management of various private medical colleges. There are 19 self-financing medical colleges in Kerala, and the CEE has reportedly issued fee structures for 18 of them. In the general category, it has issued a tentative fee structure ranging from Rs 20.7 lakh to Rs 7.65 lakh, and for NRIs, it has issued a fee structure ranging from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 34 lakh.
|–||TUITION FEE FIXED BY THE COMMITTEE
|SPECIAL FEE FIXED BY THE
|HOSTEL FEE FIXED BY THE COMMITTEE (IN RS)|
|SL NO||NAME OF THE COLLEGE||85%||15%||lST YEAR||SUBSEQUENT
|lST YEAR||SUBSEQUENT 1 YEARS|
|1||ANNOOR DENTAL COLLEGE, PUTHUPPADY p
|2||EDUCARE INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCE, KILIYAMANNIL CAMPUS,||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||1,02,00||89,500|
|3||INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES, NELLIKUZHY P||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||1,02,00||89,500|
|4||MAR BASELIOS DENTAL COLLEGE,||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||1,08,00||95500|
|5||ROYAL DENTAL COLLEGE||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||1,07,00||89500|
|6||ST. GREGORIOS DENTAL COLLEGE, CHELAD P 0, KOTHAMANGALAM , ERNAKULAM||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||SINGLE ROOM|
|7||KMCT DENTAL COLLEGE, KOZHIKODE||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||102,500||89,500|
|8||AZEEZlA COLLEGE OF DENTAL||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||93500||93000|
|9||MES DENTAL COLLEGE,||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||1,08,00||95500|
|10||MALABAR DENTAL COLLEGE AND RESEARCH CENTRE, CHEKANOOR
ROAD, MUDUR P 0, EDAPPAL,
|11||NOORUL ISLAM COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCE, ARALUMMOODU, NEYYATTINKARA,||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||99000||86500|
DENTAL COLLEGE, AKATHUMURI, VARKALA,
|13||SREE ANJANEYA INSTITUTE OF
DENTAL SCIENCES, MODAKKALLUR, ATHOL!.
|14||AL AZHAR DENTAL COLLEGE,||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||92,800||88,500|
|15||PSM COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCE AND RESEARCH,||330,940||600,000||50,645||33,673||102,500||89,500|
|16||PUSHPAGIRI COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES, TH RUVALLA||330,940||600,000||35,768||10,815||DOUBLE ROOM FOR GIRLS|
|4 BEDDED ROOM FOR GIRLS|
|DOUBLE ROOM FOR BOYS|
|17||PMS DENTAL COLLEGE
|18||KANNUR DENTAL COLLEGE, ANJARAKANDY||330,940||600,000||66,893||30,598||51,700||45,897|
INTERNANTIONAL INSTITUTE OF
DENTAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH CENTER ,POINACHI
A huge relief has been provided to thousands of prospective medical students in Kerala by the SC intervention. As the Kerala government’s case in the Supreme Court was pending, the Kerala government asked the students to pay the hiked fee for MBBS courses starting in December 2020. Hopefully, the Supreme Court’s order will result in a reduction in the fee.
(Headed by Hon’ble Justice R. Rajendra Babu)
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