Haryana government has come up with a new policy for admission to medical and dental institutions in the state for the 2018-19 academic session. According to the new policy, candidates aspiring to seek admission in MBBS/BDS courses will have to sign a bond, promising not to leave the programme after securing the admission.
Once the student enrolls for the MBBS/BDS programme, they would have to pay a bond money of Rs. 5 lakh in case they withdraw their name from the programme. A similar bond amounting Rs. 7.5 lakh will be introduced for candidates taking admission in postgraduate courses in Haryana state.
The bond procedure will be executed at the time of admission regarding which the state government has notified all government, private and dental medical colleges. Apart from the bond, if any candidate who is pursuing postgraduate course leaves it once the course starts, they will be barred from taking admission in any PG medical college for the next three years.
The main reason behind introducing the bond is the struggle of vacant seats that medical colleges have to deal with. Most of the students leave the course mid-way as they get admission abroad or get a seat in a government college. The candidates will be required to sign the bond with two sureties, implying that they will not leave the course before completion. As per the sources, the fees will be payable on an annual basis.
In case of a request for withdrawal of admission is done by a candidate after the last date of admission, the fee would not be refunded to the candidate except on account of death, serious mental illness or a grievous physical injury.
There are five recognized government, one government-aided and five private medical colleges while one government and ten private dental colleges in Haryana.