IIT Fees Hiked, Up From Rs 90,000 To Rs 2 Lakh; SC/ST, Disabled Students Get Waiver

| } April 7 , 2016 , 12:16 IST
IITUnion Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday approved over two-fold hike of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) fees from the present Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 2 lakh. A proposal for such a hike in annual fees was approved by IIT panel last month. Sources added, fee of SC, ST, disabled students and students belonging to families with annual income below Rs 1 lakh will be waived. On Wednesday, the HRD minister promised a fee waiver for all SC/ST, Dalit and physically challenged students of the 23 branches of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Irani said the move will benefit nearly 50% of the 60,471 students enrolled in the country's premier technology institutes. (With agencies input)