Newly appointed Karnataka Medical education minister said fees for medical and dental courses will not be hiked for the coming academic year 2020-2021.
During his first visit to Bowring and Lady Curzon hospital in Bengaluru after taking charge of the portfolio on Wednesday, Sudhakar said, "The private medical colleges demand for fee hike every year. But this year we have decided not to hike the fee.
Last year, the State government had decided to hike medical and dental fees in private colleges by 15% for 2019-2020. But there was no change in government medical and dental colleges.
Meanwhile, Karnataka is to get four new medical colleges. The four new medical colleges in Karnataka will be established in districts such as Haveri, Yadagiri, Chikkamagaluru, and Chikkaballapur. The proposal regarding the same has been approved by the cabinet. Coming up of new medical colleges will provide the medical aspirants with more opportunities within the state as the number of seats will also increase.
National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET is the one examination which would be considered for filling about 54,000 medical seats across the country.