Medical college wants Rs 40 Lakhs donation

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  1. Rameshjeee

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    Medical college wants Rs 40 Lakhs donation

    Less than a week after the Tamil Nadu government claimed to have put in place a system to curb collection of capitation fees by private medical colleges, a TOI investigation has caught on camera officials of two leading medical colleges demanding Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh for an MBBS seat.

    The investigation exposes how Chennai-based colleges violate an SC order and state legislation banning capitation fee. Officials of Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) and Shree Balaji Medical College and Hospital were caught on camera demanding donations from a student who cleared his Class XII exams this year.

    While Shree Balaji College asked for Rs 20 lakh, SRU demanded Rs 40 lakh for an MBBS seat. The colleges have 150 seats each. DMK MP and Union minister of state for information and broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan is the chairman of Shree Balaji Medical College and Hospital while SRU is run by a trust led by industrialist V R Venkataachalam.

    When informed of TOI’s investigation, state authorities promised to conduct an inquiry.

    The Balaji college administrative officer, Johnson, is on camera directing the student to meet ‘‘an agent’’ at the Shree Lakshmi Ammal Educational Trust at 29, Tilak Street, T Nagar, where “negotiations” for the capitation fee of Rs 20 lakh could be conducted.

    Asked if rates could be reduced, Johnson said: “Minister (Jagathrakshakan) tells us to charge not less than 20 lakh. Recommendations are all humbug. Nothing will happen. You meet Lakshmi,” he said, referring to the agent.
    The college, he said, would at best allow parents to pay the capitation fee in three installments before January 2010, but he insisted that the amount would have to be paid “only in cash” at T Nagar, in the heart of the city, where the Trust has an office in a two-storey building.

    Lakshmi, who is in charge of the Trust, says she could give no guarantee that a seat would be available for Rs 14 lakh (the amount we quoted). “You book your seat with an advance of Rs 2 lakh. We will see if we can offer you the rate that you ask for. But if you don’t book, the price would go up,” she said.

    Some other medical colleges charge more than double this amount. TOI has on camera Sri Ramachandra University deputy registrar (admissions) Dr A Subramaniyan telling the student that the capitation fee is Rs 40 lakh. He quickly clarified that this does not include the fees of Rs 3.25 lakh per annum.

    “There are chances that the fees get increased, then you may have to shell out more money every year. If you are ready with Rs 40 lakh we can start admission,” he said

    A Times Now expose has caught on camera officials of Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) and Shree Balaji Medical College and Hospital demanding donations from a student who cleared his Class XII exams this year. For BDS, the donation quoted was Rs 3.5 lakh. Asked for a receipt, he said: “We cannot give any receipts. Receipts can be given only for the fees. The payment has to be made in cash. Along with the 3.5 lakh fees you can pay the donation.”

    An MBBS student from SRU is also on camera saying the entrance exam conducted by the college is an eyewash. “No merit system here. For myself, an NRI, I paid Rs 75 lakh. For others, it was Rs 45 lakh. But I heard that the rates have come down to 40 lakh now.”

    When asked why the university has been collecting capitation fees, its vice chancellor Dr S Rangaswami said: “I can’t talk to you now. We are busy with the inspection by MCI.”

    Health authorities said they would recommend action if evidence is found. “Nobody has complained to us so far. If there is evidence, we would investigate and forward requisition for action against the colleges,” said director of medical education S Vinayagam. Repeated attempts to contact Jagathrakshakan proved futile..

    Source: TOI
  2. newprouser

    newprouser Guest

    ah this happens everywhere and in all colleges, whats new ?
  3. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    This is such a disgrace :( shame on those who eat away on people's hard earned money :(

    At least education should be left alone...
  4. newprouser

    newprouser Guest

    .... and lose the golden egg ??

    Comon , education is one industry unaffected by recession. Parents are still fighting with each other to pay more money to get their kids in a 'good' institution.

    Fact from my experience

    - The institutions are mostly name sakes - cash cows - an interest free source of investment.

    My own college uses the money for investing in their factory and not for developing the college as they claim.

    - the most ridiculous thing i ever came accross - my cousin had to pay money to get back HIS std XII certificates after finishing college.
  5. mickey

    mickey New Member

    oMg :eek:

    India is the most curropt nation, and curropt are its people..they wont change at all..

    yaar 40 lac mangne waala koi garib to hoga nahi. these are all curropt people and we are supporting them..
  6. newprouser

    newprouser Guest

    ^^^ are u planning to start off a college of ur own ?
  7. mickey

    mickey New Member

    ^^^why you think so NP??
  8. Punch Farce

    Punch Farce New Member

    I am not sure what the problem is. These are private colleges right?
    I understand public colleges and universities should NOT charge these
    fees. But hey if you don't want to pay the 40 lakhs then don't join
    these colleges.

  9. newprouser

    newprouser Guest

    thats y... if ur starting one, we'll support you.

    Yep. obviously everybody cannot join government institutions.
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  10. Punch Farce

    Punch Farce New Member

    So why doesn't the government start more institutions?

  11. mickey

    mickey New Member


    i meant we guys ourselves are helping them by giving them bribe..if our Daughter and son are so inteliigent, than they don't need such mistook my point :lol;
  12. newprouser

    newprouser Guest

    whatever it is , there's no way all students can be accomadated in government institutions, so there isn't any option at all.
  13. mickey

    mickey New Member

    so you support bribery?? or any way legal way outa it??^^
  14. newprouser

    newprouser Guest


    all i'm saying is that at present parents have no other option than to pray bribe.

    Almost for each of my semsters at college, we used to sqad/investigators or whatever they are, from AICTE, the governing body for engg colleges.

    They used to gather some students in an isolated room and note down our greviences. Not even once had they even taken any action,irrespective of so many complaints. It only serves them to get a higher bribe from college.:mad:
  15. kirankumargb

    kirankumargb Guest

    Donation is not the way to get the seats in any institution specially not medical related.

    The person is not getting seat in Govt colleges is because is not doing well and he is not fit for the course thats all.By giving donation if he gets the seat and become Dr, then just imagine,

    he gets seat and passes out MBBS with 35% of marks, that means out of 100 different problem patients only 35 will survive :eek: what about the rest ? ta ta bye bye ?

    So what i suggest is, if he is not getting the admission then there should be an years extra course in the medical field before starting MBBS so if he scores good in that then he should be admitted to the proper course.

    Donation, I dont agree with it.
  16. Punch Farce

    Punch Farce New Member

    Why do you say it is bribery? I would like to understand your point of view.

  17. mickey

    mickey New Member


    very nice suggestion...and phone??
  18. mickey

    mickey New Member


    cause of this....


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  19. Punch Farce

    Punch Farce New Member

    So you are calling it a bribe because NPU calls it a bribe?
  20. newprouser

    newprouser Guest

    I agree with you. And as such nobody wants to pay donation.

    But compare how many "qualified" students want to join a government instituion with the number of available seats you will see a HUGE gap.

    Morover just marks isn't evrything as you have heard often. But ofcourse a minumum aceptable level should be maintained for this.

    After all this , you don't have an option but join privatee colleges if you want to pursue your career.
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