MP reduces fees of 50% seats of private medical colleges at par with government institutes

Madhya Pradesh government has come up with some good news for those students who will participate in MP State Combined Counselling 2022 for NEET PG. The Medical Education Department of Madhya Pradesh announces that 50 per cent of the seats in private medical colleges in the state will have fees equal to that of government medical colleges.
In February, PM Modi announced that 50 per cent of the seats in private medical institutes would be at par with government institutes. Finally, the MP government has implemented the decision, and the Medical Education Department released a notification regarding this on Tuesday.
In an official notification, Medical Education Department mentioned, ”This is for information to all the NEET PG 2022 qualified and eligible candidates who intend to participate in MP State Combined NEET PG Counselling 2022, that after removing 15% NRI quota seats from the total intake capacity seats of the private medical college, admissions on 42.5% of the remaining 85% general pool seats shall be at par with the prevailing annual fee of a government college.”
Admission to the remaining 42.5% seats shall be as per the annual fee fixed by AFRC (Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee) or MPPURC (Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission), the official circular stated.
According to data tabled by Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in Lok Sabha, in a written response to a question raised by Dr Heena Gavit (BJP) and Dr Shrikant Eknath Shinde (Shiv Sena), there are 612 medical colleges in the country, 322 government and 290 private.
There are almost 92,000 MBBS seats for the 2022-23 session, of which 48,000 seats are in government colleges and nearly 44,000 seats in private colleges.
Admission to medical colleges will be made through merit. The seats at government medical colleges will be on priority for students, followed by seats in private medical colleges (at government-determined fees) and then the remaining seats in private colleges.