PG Medical students get two reliefs from courts

Medical students

Rama Krishna Sangem

Post-graduation (PG) medical courses aspirants from Telangana got two reliefs from the High Courts of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana last week. If one is an opportunity to compete for as many as 75 extra seats in AP medical colleges, the second one is slashing of enhanced fees. 

Excel India carried a story about a fortnight ago on a Government Order (GO) by AP has hit the prospects of Telangana students for applying for about 75 PG medical seats in Andhra colleges.

AP government in the GO said that all 100 per cent of the seats increased after 2014 would be meant for the local students, instead of 85 per cent, as per earlier norm. As around 500 seats were increased since 2014, Telangana students lost chance to apply for 75 seats.

A HC bench of AP on August 10 gave relief to Telangana students, petitioners, on this GO. Now, they can apply for the 15 per cent open quota in the newly increased PG medical seats. On the other hand, Telangana has been following 15 per cent open quota policy for the recently increased PG medical seats too. Now, both the states will be adopting the same policies.


Fee relief

In another ruling, Telangana HC gave relief to PG medical aspirants from recently enhanced fees in A, B categories. The court ruled that the students can pay only 60 per cent of the revised fees in A category, 70 per cent in B category. There is no relief from enhanced fees in C category.

Telangana government has increased fees for PG medical courses – from Rs 3.74 to Rs 7.5 lakh in A category, from Rs 14 lakh to Rs 23 lakh. For C category, fees have gone up from Rs 52 lakh to Rs 69 lakh.

On behalf of PG medical candidates’ parents who went to courts, Syed Aziz Ahmed expressed his happiness over the orders. “These two court rulings will benefit PG medical candidates to a large extent,” he told Excel India.

Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

One thought on “PG Medical students get two reliefs from courts

  1. We Thank Excel India and chief editor Shri Ramakrishna Garu for his support in taking up the issue and writing the post is very appreciative..
    The KNRUHS and Government should follow the guidelines of NMC and central guidelines so that the last minute rush to the court and other legal battles can be avoided…

    I Thanks Excel India once again for this efforts for the column.

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