UGC forms panel to regulate fee charged by medical colleges

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In a bid to check the exorbitant fees for medical courses charged by self-financed deemed universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has formed a committee to regulate the rates, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

"The UGC has constituted a committee to regulate the fees chargeable by self-financed deemed-to-be universities in medical and dental courses in view of the exorbitant fees being charged by them," Satyapal Singh, the minister of state for human resource development (HRD), replied to a written question.

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The committee consists of R C Deka, former AIIMS director; S K Ray, former additional secretary and financial adviser, HRD Ministry, and a nominee each from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dental Council of India, Medical Council of India (MCI) and HRD Ministry.

Other members include O P Kalra, vice-chancellor Pt B D Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak; Saroj Chooramani Gopal, former VC of King George Medical University, Lucknow; Mahesh Verma, director of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi; Ajay S Chandanwale, dean, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune

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