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Medical college’s monopoly

Aspirants for the medical course are gearing up for admission process in the colleges and universities of their choice. The medical seat is considered most difficult to secure. But some of the states have maximum number of medical colleges and the admission process is not going on merit but as per the capitation fees paid by the candidate. A look at the states has the most colleges and that offer the highest medical education opportunities is on one belt. Both Maharashtra and Karnataka top the list followed by Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The monopoly leads to high level of capitation fees to get the much needed seat in medical field. The next to follow is Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Gujrat, which account for 90 colleges with 11579 seats and that shows that the medical seats are centred around some states and not spread all over the country. The standard of education system and better opportunities should be available for the pass out rather than having more and more number of medical colleges and that is centred only on some particular states does not augur well for the society.

Nickhil Mani

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