Punjab’s PAC Approves Revised Fee Collection Policy for Private Medical Colleges, Eases Burden on Students

In a significant development, the Provincial Admission Committee (PAC) in Punjab has approved a revised fee collection policy for private medical colleges. The meeting took place at the University of Health Sciences and was chaired by Ali Jan, the Secretary of the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department.

Under the new policy, medical students who secure admission to their first-choice college will be required to submit their entire tuition fee directly to the institution, eliminating the need to deposit fees at the University of Health Sciences (UHS). This move aims to simplify the payment process for students.

Additionally, the policy states that candidates who do not opt for an upgrade after their initial admission will also need to deposit the full fee directly to their respective colleges.

Private medical colleges that wish to collect the full fee from students must adhere to a new affidavit. They are obligated to follow UHS’ policies regarding fee refunds and transfers.

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One notable feature of this policy is that colleges are legally bound to refund all fees to students who decide to vacate their seat or get upgraded to another institution, and this must be done within a week without any deductions.

The PAC has also made it clear that strict action will be taken against institutes found in violation of these policies, and legal proceedings will be initiated against them.

This new policy is expected to alleviate financial burdens on students and ensure fairness and transparency in fee collections, refunds, and transfers in Punjab’s private medical colleges.

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