Indore: Snapping association with conventional universities and forming affiliation with Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University (MPMSU) has proved dearer to medical college students in the state, especially to Non-Residents of India (NRIs).

MPMSU is charging a bomb from PG degree students in the name of university development fund, e-consortium fee, library fee etc.

As per a letter issued by MPMSU, PG degree students of medical colleges have to pay up to Rs 65000 fee while their NRI classmates have been told to shell out USD 20000 (about Rs 13.5 lakh) fee.

SAIMS coordinator Anand Misra termed the charges exorbitant. “It is way too high from what students used to pay at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV),” he said.

PG medical course students used to pay Rs 2000 examination fee and Rs 200 student welfare fee at DAVV, whereas MPMSU charges about Rs 20000 as examination fee and other fees under five heads.

As per information, MPMSU has asked government college students to pay Rs 15000 fees, apart from enrolment, eligibility and examination fees. The fee amount for private college students admitted under government quota is Rs 32000 and under management quota is Rs 65000.

For NRIs, the university charges are equivalent to their course fee.

While the private college students have already lodged a complaint with MPMSU about exorbitant fees they have been told to deposit by November 15, their government counterparts are also not happy with such a heavy fee imposed by MPMSU.

“After comparing MPMSU fees with that of DAVV fees, a group of students have come to us crying foul. We have assured them of conveying their grievance to MPMSU authorities,” MGM medical media in-charge Dr Rahul Rokde said.

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