NMC added, “The draft guidelines for fee fixation prepared by the expert group for this purpose constituted are being placed for inviting public comments.”
For the determination of fees for MBBS/PG courses, it needs to be ensured that the principle of education being “not for profit” is strictly adhered to.
NMC stated that the operating cost should primarily form the basis for the determination of fees for medical education and the operating cost should be arrived at on the basis of the last annual audited accounts of the institution.
The guidelines stated, “It is also anticipated that in newly established medical colleges the overheads like interest, depreciation and salary would be very high in comparison to old established medical college.
The total sanctioned strength of the number of students is to be taken into account for the purpose of determination of cost per student, separately for MBBS and PG courses.”
NMC added that the fees can be fixed for a block of three years or on a year to year basis and fee fixed for a student joining a college in a particular year should remain the same for the entire duration of his study in the college.
The guidelines stated that all hospital expenses are not to be included in computing the cost for providing medical education.
The salaries of the teaching staff and other non-teaching staff should be taken into account for the purpose of determination of fees for medical education.
The National Medical Commission aim is to improve access to quality and affordable medical education, ensure availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country; (promote equitable and universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective and makes services of medical professionals accessible to all the citizens; encourages medical professionals to adopt latest medical research in their work and to contribute to research; objectively assess medical institutions periodically in a transparent manner.
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