Karnataka Students looking for MBBS Abroad

Karnataka Examinations Authority, popularly known as KEA has issued an order alloing NEET 2017 candidates from all over India to register for NEET 2017 counselling.

An association named Karnataka Medical Students and Youth Doctors’ Association (KMSYDA), NEET candidates who appeared for NEET 217 entrance exam and their guardians have said that distribution of seats in private medical colleges in the state gives an advantage to candidates from other stated of India.

The association has planned to hold a demonstration against this move on Thursday 13 July 2017 from Mysore Bank Circle to Maurya Circle on Thursday to protest against the decision of the authorities.

In Karnataka state private medical colleges the MBBS fees for 2017 is lowest amongst all other states of India. MBBS fees for 2017 in states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana, Tamil Nadu are in the range of 12 lacs to 20 lacs per year whereas in Karnataka private medical college fees is around 6 lacs per year and as a result many candidates from outside the state are applying.

According to reports 1,000 students with domicile in Karnataka are getting affected and either they loose this year or go for MBBS abroad to countries like Ukraine, Philippines, China etc.

Karnataka residents have no clue why Karnataka Government is encouraging people from other states and not giving preference to it’s candidates.

Interestingly, only Karnatake is following this procedure or MBBS admissions in 2017 and all other states are giving preference to it’s residents.