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Studying medical, dental to get expensive

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Medical StudentsCome the new academic year, and medical and dental courses are set to become more expensive. According to media reports, the fee for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses has been increased by 10%. The government, however, is still not vocal about this hike in fees. Presently, Private medical and dental colleges have only given verbal consensus to the agreement. As per the new fee structure, the fee for an MBBS seat allotted through CET will be Rs 55,000; for a BDS seat, it will be Rs 35,000. At present, the corresponding fees are Rs 38,000 and Rs 27,000 respectively. The fee for these two professional courses has also been increased for seats allotted after the ComedK entrance test. Candidates now have to pay Rs 4,25,000 for MBBS, and Rs 2,75,000 for BDS. Earlier, the corresponding fees were Rs 3,57,500 and Rs 2,53,000 respectively. However, seat-sharing has not been decided yet. At present, the seat-sharing ratio for medical seats is 60:40 — 40% in private medical colleges will be allotted under the government quota, and 60% the under private quota. For dental courses, the seat-sharing ratio is 35:65.

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