The Russia-Ukraine war has not only put a glare on the geopolitical instability in the world, but the special armed operation in the country has also zoomed into the picture of the expensive medical education in India, including Odisha.
During the ongoing Ukraine crisis, nearly 1700 Odia students have returned to the State following the special armed operation by Russia in the country. The students have gone to a far off country to pursue medical courses because the study cost in the State has been very high.
In Odisha, the private-owned medical institutions charge a fortune. The annual fee ranges between Rs 5.5 lakh and Rs 17 lakh. The study cost in government-run institutions hovers between Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000, but the intake capacity is very low.
Even as the Odisha government-run medical colleges charge less than privately owned ones, a comparative analysis of the cost of MBBS education across major states reveals big.
Odisha is not among the states where the cost of MBBS in government-run colleges has been the cheapest.
Pricey Med Edu In Odisha
As per the data available, from Gujarat to West Bengal and from Bihar to Tamil Nadu, the cost of MBBS in government-run medical colleges has been far below that of Odisha.
In the neighbourhood, only Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have a higher cost than Odisha. The cost in UP is also higher than Odisha
The cost of pursuing MBBS in the country's premier medical institution - the AIIMS - counts to be the cheapest in the country. The cost ranges between Rs 5k-8k.
Recently, Odisha has hiked the MBBS study costs in the State from Rs 30,000 to around Rs 37,950.
Here are the tables on the cost of Medical Education in major states.
Andhra Pradesh - Few Samples