Thiruvananthapuram: Just as the impasse in medical entrance continues, Minister K. K. Shailaja will hold talks with self-financing medical management in her chamber on Monday evening.
Outfits to participate in the talks are Kerala Private Medical College Management Association, and Kerala Christian professional college management association.
The management association also put forward an alternative fee structure, while claiming to approach the court against the government’s move of starting entrance process without first finalising a fee structure.
They demand Rs 12 lakhs for the 85 percent seats against last year’s structure of Rs. 5.5 to 6.5 lakhs, and 30 lakhs for the remaining NRI quota. The management association offered to cooperate on condition of hiking the aforesaid fee structure to Rs 10 lakhs and 25 lakhs respectively.
If these conditions are met, they offer to take in 10 percent of economically backward students. Pressurizing the government by approaching the court, the management association aims at getting the fee hiked.
In the event of government giving in to the pressure of management association, medical education would become inaccessible to the economically backward students.
The management association increased pressure on the government by citing the high fee structure of Amrutha Medical College in Ernakukulam
They also demand the authority to conduct entrance to 20 percent seats; getting this discretionary power to choose qualified students to 20 percent could help them protect their interests.