State ABVP welcomes fulfillment of demand by NMC

ITANAGAR, 6 Feb: The state unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has welcomed the decision of the National Medical College (NMC) to approve the ABVP’s longstanding demand for “charging fees of 50 percent seats of private medical colleges as per the fees of government colleges.”

“This decision will reduce the economic burden and will help a large number of students coming from poorer section of society to get quality education,” the organization stated in a release on Sunday.

“Ever since the formation of the proposed NMC in the National Education Policy, the ABVP was demanding that the government should take steps to provide relief to the students from the heavy fees in private medical colleges,” it said.

MeDeVision national convener Dr Virendra Singh Solanki said, “The historic decision taken by NMC of reserving 50 percent seats according to the fees of government medical colleges in private institutions is welcome.”

State ABVP secretary Tame Siyang Tarh said, “This step, realizing the public-friendly education mentioned in the National Education Policy, is welcomed by the student community. This will help a large number of students to get a medical education. Taking this initiative forward, students of all disciplines should be given relief.”