MHRD Fresh Notice On Fee Hike In IITs

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has issued a clarification on the news regarding the hike in the fee of M. Tech programme in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The HRD Ministry has clarified that the decision of the Council of IITs to accept the recommendations of a three Member Committee on reforms in the M.Tech. programmes in IITs is based on a few facts.

The MHRD has clarified that there is no fee hike for the existing students. However, for new admissions, hike will be gradual over a period of three years or more, as will be decided by the respective Board of Governors of IITs.

The decision will also be based on a few other facts which include:

  • Needy students will be provided necessary financial support.
  • All concessions and scholarships for SC/ST/OBC and others will continue without change.
  • The fee hike will discourage non-serious students, who after a few months of stay in IITs, leave the programme midway to take up employment or to prepare for competitive exams.
  • This drop out in the middle of the programme leads to wastage of coveted seats on the one hand and denies opportunity to other serious and meritorious students, on the other.
  • IITs will offer only those programmes that have demand in the market. This will ensure immediate placement after completion of the course.
  • Good and deserving students will be provided Teaching Assistantship/Scholarship.
  • The fee for the M.Tech. programmes in IITs have not been revised for a long time whereas the cost per student has gone up substantially.

The Ministry has assured to all future students who will come to study at IITs that no student will be deprived of opportunity for education because of weak financial condition.