BSC nursing students protest hefty fee

Srinagar: Various students of BSc nursing enrolled at Government Medical College here Tuesday staged protest demonstrations at Pratap Park against the hefty fee structure for the second consecutive day.

“Our fee structure has not yet been declared by the government and as per the new notification, we have been asked to submit a fee of Rs 23,400 which is very large amount,” said protesting students.

The students said that fee structure at SKIMS for the same course is only Rs 2500 and besides this, they get a monthly stipend of Rs 500.

“Most students in our class come from poor families. How can we furnish such a large amount?” they asked.

Adding to their misery, most of these students have cancelled their admission at other nursing colleges like Bibi Halima College, to get enrolled at GMC hoping that the college would charge less.

“I thought the admission to this college would come as a reprieve but it only worsened my problems. We are not that financially sound that we can shell out a fee of this amount,” said one of the students.

The students said that fee for candidates pursuing MBBS in their collage is just Rs 10, 000. (CNS)

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