As per a new policy notified by the Haryana government, candidates seeking admission to MBBS/BDS and post graduate courses will have to execute a bond, which specifies not leaving the courses after securing admission. The policy has been introduced for admissions to medical and dental institutions in the state from the upcoming 2018-19 session.
The bond specifies payment of Rs five lakh by the student, if he or she leaves an undergraduate course before the completion of its full period, said a spokesman of the Medical Education and Research Department. A similar bond of Rs 7.5 lakh will be executed for candidates seeking admission to MD/MS courses.
The bond would be executed at the time of admission, as per the policy which was notified last week.
The state has notified the policy for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in government, government aided and private medical and dental education institutions, the spokesman said. As per the due procedure, institutions reserve the right to recover such money from the defaulters. The same shall be applicable for candidates taking admission under Management quota category also, he added.
Candidates will also be barred to take admission in any medical or dental PG course for next three years, if they leave a postgraduate course after its commencement.
The state government for the first time has made the practice of executing the bond compulsory, in a move to safeguard the interests of the institutions.
At the time of admission, the candidates will be required to execute a bond with two sureties, that they will not leave the course before its completion. The bond will be executed on a non-judicial stamp, duly attested by First Class Magistrate.
The fee will be payable on annual basis, said the spokesman, adding that the institutions would not insist upon the candidates to deposit fee for the entire course in advance.
The successful candidates will deposit the first-year course fee through a demand draft, which will be payable to Registrar, Pt. BD Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak. The fee would then be transferred to the respective institutions by the Chairman, Admission Committee after completion of the admission process.
The fee would not be refunded to the candidate in case he/she requests for withdrawal of admission after the last date. The fee shall be refunded only on account of death, or serious mental illness, or grievous physical injury.
The medical institutions in the recent past have struggled with vacant seats after the candidates left their courses in between to pursue the same in other states, or by seeking admission abroad.
The state comprises of five recognised government, one government-aided and five private medical colleges and one government and ten private dental colleges.