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September 30, 2019 Monday 02:06:26 PM IST

No Fee Hike for Existing IIT MTech Students

Photo courtesy IIT Kharagpur

There is no fee hike for existing M.Tech students in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), according to the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
A clarification issued in the wake of news reports on fee hike said that 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. 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 havenot 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.