The Gujarat Goverment has decided to postpone the proposed fee hike for medical colleges under the Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society in the state.
This new alteration has resulted in around 6,000 students losing their initially assigned seats. The responsible committee will need to redo the admission procedure and is expected to release a new schedule soon.
Moreover, approximately 5,000 students will be eligible for fee refunds due to the reversal in the fee hike. These students, who had paid their fees based on the revised fee structure announced on July 20, will now receive refunds since they have to go through the admission process once more.
Under this plan, government quota fees would have risen by 66.66% to Rs 5.50 lakh annually, while management quota fees would have seen an 88.88% increase to Rs 17 lakh per year. NRI quota students’ fees were set to be raised to $25,000 per year, reflecting a 13.63% increase from the previous $22,000.
These adjustments were slated to impact a total of 2,100 medical seats across the 13 GMERS colleges, with seat distribution at 75% for state quota, 10% for management quota, and 15% for NRI quota