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Now get medical education for Rs 1000 a month

Last updated on: August 22, 2012 07:59 IST

Now get medical education for Rs 1000 a month

A Delhi correspondent
Eight years since it was first announced by the NDA, admissions have commenced in six institutes in the country offering the course to 50 medical aspirants this year. Illustration: Dominic Xavier

Now, you can enroll yourself for medical courses at just Rs 1000 a month.

An amount believed to be much lesser than the fees charged for nursery and school education these days, the aforesaid tuition fee is what an aspiring student of medicine will have to pay if s/he chooses to study in one of the six medical institutions being started from this year at par with Delhi's prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

These institutions will be functional at Bhopal, Jodhpur, Raipur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar and Rishikesh commencing this year on.

Meanwhile, admissions have begun in these institutes set up under the PM's health security plan which aims to admit 50 students annually for the first year of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course. The intake will go up to 100 in the next year and then 150 in the third eyar.

While the government will be spending around Rs 1.50 crores in producing each doctor, the students have been asked to deposit a sum of Rs 20,000 for the whole year, which includes the tuition fee of Rs 12,000 and the rest comprising admission fee, hostel fee and food.

Although these AIIMS-modelled institutes were announced by the previous NDA government, it is only after eight years that they have been now come to be established.