There is a ruckus over NEET, how much money does it take to become a doctor?

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If you want to get admission to any medical college in India, then first you have to clear the NEET exam. There is currently a ruckus about the paper leak in this exam. But do you know how much it costs in India from preparing for NEET to becoming a doctor?

cost of becoming a doctor in India

One of the mandatory conditions to become a doctor in India is to pass the NEET exam because a student gets admission to a medical college based on the ranking of this exam. Currently, there is a ruckus over this NEET exam, reports of paper leak are also coming to the fore. Meanwhile, it is very important to know how much financial burden is on the parents of a child to make him a doctor.

Every year lakhs of students appear to clear the NEET exam. Most of these students also prepare for the exam from coaching centers. This simply means that the expenses start even before a child becomes a doctor. After this, there is college admission, tuition fees, and then master's degree fees...the list of expenses is long.

Every year so many doctors are produced in the country

The ratio of doctors and population in India is 0.9: 1000. This is only slightly less than the average ratio of 1: 1000 as per the World Health Organization (WHO). If we talk about how many doctors can be trained in the country every year, then let us tell you that the NEET exam is held for admission to 83,000 seats in different medical colleges in the country. In this too, only half the seats are in government colleges.

According to media reports, the number of government medical colleges in the country is around 385. While there are 320 private colleges. There are around 55,000 seats in government colleges and around 53,000 seats in private colleges. However, many seats in private colleges come under management quota.

This is how much it costs to become a doctor

Now if we want to understand the cost of becoming a doctor in the country, then first of all let us tell you that the fees for an MBBS course in a private college can go up to Rs 1 crore. Therefore, this is not a very suitable option for the middle class. That is why they put all their emphasis on admission to a government college based on the ranking of the NEET exam.

According to media reports, if we talk about preparing for the NEET exam, then the fees of coaching centers like Aakash Institute, Allen, and Vidya Mandir Classes range between Rs 1.25 lakh to Rs 4 lakh. This depends on the location of the coaching center, its faculty, etc.

Now if we talk about MBBS fees, then in government colleges this fee ranges from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh per year. Whereas in private colleges it ranges from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 25 lakh. In this way, the minimum cost of becoming a doctor from a government college is Rs 20,000 as tuition fee, while in a private college, this cost is at least Rs 50 lakh.

Due to high fees in India, every year thousands of people from here go to countries like Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Ukraine, and Nepal to study medicine.