The Medical Education Commission has increased the medical education tuition fee for the new academic session. The commission meeting held on May 31, 2022 (Jestha 17, 2079 BS) has increased the medical study fee by 3.6 percent this time.
This fee has been increased by 3.6 percent last year for the new academic session 2078/079 in all levels and disciplines of medical education, said an official of the commission.
According to the report submitted by the Fee Recommendation Task Force constituted by the Executive Committee of the Commission, the fee of MBBS has increased to Rs. 4,168,090 within the Kathmandu Valley and Rs. Last year, the commission fixed Rs 4,023,250 for MBBS inside the Kathmandu Valley and Rs 443,625 outside the Kathmandu Valley. Thus, increasing the fee by one lakh at a time has added a financial burden on the parents. According to the commission, most medical students are enrolled in MBBS.
According to the commission, the responsibility of fixing the fee has been given since last year. The fee has been fixed based on the National Medical Education Act 2075.
As per the provisions of the Act, the Commission has fixed the fees in consultation with the universities, institutes, and educational institutions considering the cost and operating expenses of universities, institutes, and educational institutions, inflation, geographical location, scholarships, and free services. An arrangement has been made to take one-third of the amount taken from the students in the first year and the remaining amount in annual installments. An arrangement has been made for the student to pay the first-year fee through the concerned university. This is the objective of the Commission to maintain transparency in fees. In addition, colleges that charge higher fees are subject to legal action.
As per the newly fixed fee, 2 million 92 thousand 290 has been fixed in BDS. Last year, in the academic session 2077/078, it was only 2 million 19 thousand 580. The fee for BSc Nursing has been fixed at Rs 1 million 36 thousand this time as against Rs 1 million last year. The commission has increased fees by 3.6 percent for all 56 undergraduate, postgraduate and above examinations this year.Medical Education Commission (MEC)