Medical education: Shaikh Zayed college fee set at Rs365,000

Govt to set up new board of governors for college within three months.


Our Correspondent October 07, 2013
Justice Bandial also directed the government to set up a new board of governors for the college in three months. PHOTO: lhc.gov.pk

LAHORE:


Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Lahore High Court on Monday ordered Shaikh Zayed Medical and Dental College (SZMDC) to charge students an annual tuition fee of Rs365,000, as set by its board of governors in 2009, instead of the fee of Rs475,000 it currently charges.


The chief justice passed this order while disposing of a petition moved by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) General Secretary Dr Tanvir.

Justice Bandial also directed the government to set up a new board of governors for the college in three months. Until then, the college is not required to refund the students, nor can it adjust the fee of Rs365,000 per year, he wrote in his order.



Representing the PMA, Advocate Noshab A Khan contended that the SZMDC was the only public college with annual fees as high as at private colleges, despite getting government funding. He said the Punjab government had taken control of the SZMDC on February 14, 2012. The college had continued to charge a higher fee since then, he said.

Khan asked the court to direct the college to develop a fee structure similar to that at other public medical colleges in the Punjab.

The college had submitted in response to the petition that it had to meet all its expenses from fees received from students as it had not received any government funding.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2013.

COMMENTS (3)

Muhammad Jamil | 8 years ago | Reply @ayesha naveed: Absolutely correct. If separate list is prepared and affidavite is taken that the student will not go in litigation to reduce fee, then it will be better for college administration as well as Government of punjab. Otherwise, it will create problems for them.
ayesha naveed | 8 years ago | Reply

Shaikh khalifa bin zayed al nahyan medical and dental college should have a seperate merit list if its going to charge Rs 365000 per annum so that those students who have given uhs entry test and are willing to pay can get admission in it.

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