Telangana: Demand for immediate payment, bank guarantee irks students

By Author  |  Published: 14th Apr 2019  9:46 pm

Hyderabad: Medical students who were recently allotted postgraduate (PG) and diploma seats through NEET PG counselling conducted by Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNR UHS) Warangal are up in arms against managements of private medical colleges in the State.

Holding allotment letters, when the MBBS students went to private medical colleges to complete admission formalities, much to their dismay, the college managements have insisted that they submit bank guarantee for second and third years and also pay first year tuition fee of Rs 3.80 lakh for Convener quota seats and Rs 7.90 lakh for management quota.

According to the students, private medical colleges are also insisting that they pay miscellaneous fee of Rs 40,000 and refundable fee of Rs. 90,000, in addition to the bank guarantee. Some have also complained that the colleges were demanding hostel fee for one-year in advance.

“They are collecting fee for hostel, transport and caution deposit during the time of admission. Some of the students will get transferred to other medical colleges in the next phase of counseling. But, the submitted fee is never refunded, which is a huge burden on the students,” they said.

Meanwhile, Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) said that the KNR UHS must intervene quickly. “There are clear-cut Court orders prohibiting private medical colleges from demanding bank guarantees. Majority of MBBS students who have secured ranks, do not have access to vast financial resources,” says Chairman, JAC, TJUDA, Dr PS Vijayender.

It’s impossible to pay first year tuition fee and then at the same time provide bank guarantee for subsequent years at one go, TJUDA said