Nepal | February 23, 2020

Report on medical colleges submitted

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, September 1

Sub-committee formed to investigate allegations against medical colleges for charging extra fee from students submitted its report today to a panel chaired by lawmaker Jay Puri Gharti.

The Parliamentary Education and Health Committee had formed the sub-committee to investigate all 21 medical colleges across the country.

Earlier, a team from the Nepal Medical Council had found that Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research
Centre, Pokhara, had charged extra fee from MBBS students.

The NMC formed a probe committee after receiving complaints the from students.

As per the fee structure fixed by the government, colleges in Kathmandu valley can charge not more than Rs 38.5 lakh per student, while colleges outside the valley can charge not more than Rs 42 lakh per student.

The probe committee, which submitted its report to the NMC on February 27, had stated that the college was found charging extra fee from students in the name of annual fee, library fee, transportation fee and field visit.

On March 22, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology had directed those colleges to return extra fee charged from
students. The committee will hold a meeting to review recommendations made by the sub-committee, said a source.

A version of this article appears in print on September 02, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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