IIT M.Tech Fee Hike Not For Existing Students: Education Ministry

The HRD Ministry said on Sunday that the recent hike in fees for M.Tech courses at Indian Institutes of Technology will not impact existing students.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
IIT M.Tech Fee Hike Not For Existing Students: Education Ministry

The hike will be applicable on fresh admissions only, said HRD Ministry.


New Delhi: 

The HRD Ministry said on Sunday that the recent hike in fees for M.Tech courses at Indian Institutes of Technology will not impact existing students. It said the hike will be applicable on fresh admissions only and "needy students" will be provided necessary financial support. "There is no fee hike for the existing students. 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 Human Resource Development Ministry said in a statement.

Read: New Measures In IIT M.Tech To Change Postgraduate Education: IIT Hyderabad Director

"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," it added.

The IIT Council led by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ''Nishank'' had on Friday approved a proposal to hike the fee of the masters programme and bring it to the level of the B.Tech courses. 

Read: Fee Hike To Deter Students Who Discontinue The Course Mid-Way: IIT Madras

The decision was taken on recommendations of a three-member committee on reforms on M.Tech programme in IITs. 

"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. No student will be deprived of opportunity for education because of weak financial condition," the ministry said.

Read more:

Fee Hike A 'Surgical Strike' To Tame MTech Dropouts: IIT Delhi Director

IIT Delhi Director Supports M.Tech Fee Hike. His Reasons: Uninterested Students, HEFA Loan And Many

Suggestions Pour In For PM's Convocation Speech At IIT Madras

Weak IIT Students To Have 3-Year Exit Option

Foreign Students Can Directly Take JEE Advanced (IIT Entrance Exam)

Click here for more Education News
 



(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................