Jharkhand: Students leaving med courses midway to be fined up to ₹30L

Ranchi (Jharkhand): Students who drop out after admission to PG and undergraduate medical courses in Jharkhand will have to pay a fine of up to ₹30 lakh.  Also, after completing their PG, students will have to mandatorily serve in Jharkhand for three years. Earlier this period was one year.

After admission to a medical college, the original testimonials of the student will be kept in the custody of the institution and will be returned to them only after they have completed the prescribed minimum period of service in the state. The students will also have to sign a bond to this effect. The state Cabinet gave its nod to the proposal on Wednesday.

Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi and principal secretary, Cabinet coordination SKG Rahte said that if a candidate does not take admission in undergraduate or PG course against All-India or state quota after final counselling, he will be debarred for one year from writing NEET UG/PG and entrance examinations of institutions listed by the state government. If a student drops out from the course, he will have to pay a fine up to ₹20 lakh in case of UG course and Rs 30 lakh in case of PG course. Scholarship amount will also be recovered from him.