Mr. Chocko Valliappa, MD of The Sona Group, expressed his views on medical education fee structure in India, which is featured in BusinessLine.
The students studying medicine in Ukraine are returning to India due to the war. Now the focus is turned towards Indian medical education for the answers. Mr. Chocko Valliappa, MD of The Sona Group, expressed his views on the medical education fee system.
The classes are temporarily closed in Ukraine and the Indian students are getting back home. They are clueless about what’s next. The students have spent years in their education and are under pressure. This is traumatizing the students and the medical education in India is in the spotlight amidst the painful lack of affordable options.
Mr. Chocko Valliappa, MD of The Sona Group, says, "In engineering, the fees at private colleges have been capped at ₹1.4 lakh annually by the Justice Srikrishna Committee and in Tamil Nadu, the state government has further capped it at ₹50,000 annually. There is no such cap in medical colleges. When capitation fees were done away with, the colleges simply raised the education fee." He added that one of the solutions is to have more medical colleges.
The news article is featured in The Hindu BusinessLine.