AIIMS Fee Structure Likely to be Remodelled Along Lines of IITs & IIMs

September 12, 2022, New Delhi, AIIMS Fee Structure: The fee structure for medical education at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) across the country is likely to be changed and modelled after the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to increase the revenue-generating potential of the medical institute.ย 

The discussion took place keeping in view the recommendation made during AIIMS’ “Chintan Shivir” (brainstorming session) held in August 2022.

According to an official source, the Union Health Ministry is preparing a committee that will examine the feasibility of these proposals and determine the size of the hike that can be undertaken.

Additionally, it has been suggested that AIIMS facilities work with institutions like IITs and IIMs to do joint research and education projects.

AIIMS Fee Structure – AIIMS, IIT and IIM Fee Comparison

  • The current MBBS fee at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) is Rs. 6,500 per year.
  • The MBA or postgraduate degree fee at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) is between Rs. 24,00,000 and Rs. 25,00,000.
  • The B.Tech. fee at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is between Rs. 10,00,000 and Rs. 12,00,000.
  • The M.Tech. fee at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is up to Rs. 3,00,000.

AIIMS Fee Structure – โ€œChintan Shivirโ€ Recommendations

  • The โ€˜Chintan Shivirโ€™ recommended that the fee structure for medical education at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) across the country should be remodelled after the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to increase the revenue-generating ability of AIIMS.
  • One other recommendation made at the “Chintan Shivir” includes increasing the number of private wards and converting one-third of the general ward beds at all AIIMS into special wards. Additionally, a committee should be formed to review the fees charged by AIIMS for both paying and non-paying patients in order to increase revenue.
  • According to the recommendations, a cross-subsidization model that gives the economically weaker groups free services, while charging the non-paying patients as per their financial status might also be implemented.
  • In addition to this, life support services could be charged to generate additional income.
  • Furthermore, it has been recommended that AIIMS collaborate with institutions like IITs and IIMs to do joint research and education projects.

AIIMS Fee Structure – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the current MBBS fee at AIIMS?

The current MBBS fee at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) is Rs. 6,500 (yearly). However, the Central Government is planning to raise the MBBS fee at AIIMS and model its fee structure in line with IITs and IIMs to increase the revenue-generating potential of the medical institute.

What are the recommendations of the AIIMSโ€™ “Chintan Shivir”?

The AIIMS’ “Chintan Shivir” (brainstorming session) was held in August 2022. Its recommendations include remodelling the AIIMSโ€™ fee structure along the lines of IITs and IIMs; increasing the number of private wards and converting one-third of the general ward beds at all AIIMS into special wards; implementing a cross-subsidization model that gives the economically weaker groups free services, while charging the non-paying patients as per their financial status, and more.ย 

What is the MBA fee at IIM Ahmedabad?

The current fee for an MBA at IIM Ahmedabad is Rs. 23,00,000 a year.

How many AIIMS are there in India?

Currently, there are 13 AIIMS colleges in India that grant admission to MBBS courses.

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