No tuition price hike for IIT, IIITs, NITs for educational yr 2020-21: HRD Minister

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Up to date: Could 6, 2020 12:42:18 pm


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There can be no improve in tuition charges for the upcoming educational yr on the Indian Institutes of Know-how (IITs) and Nationwide Institutes of Know-how (NITs), in addition to IIITs, Human Useful resource Growth (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal introduced immediately. If applied, this might be relevant to all programs, which embody the MTech programmes. Final yr, IITs had introduced a hike in charges for MTech programs which led to protests.

Throughout a dwell interplay with college students immediately, the HRD Minister mentioned, “Though IITs and NITs are autonomous and financially self-regulatory institutes, we nonetheless had requested them to not take up the annual price hike for this yr contemplating the coronavirus pandemic. I had requested chairpersons to convey this to all of the institute heads and administrators and hope that this sentiment could be revered.”

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IITs had determined to hike charges for brand spanking new MTech college students from a median of Rs 30,000 a yr to Rs 2 lakh every year. The IITs had cited that the price improve would imply these non-serious candidates wouldn’t take up this course. This was determined as yearly a minimum of 15 per cent seats throughout IITs go vacant as college students drop out of the school on getting a job in PSUs. Each IITs and PSUs enroll college students based mostly on the GATE rating.

This choice, nevertheless, was deferred to be mentioned within the subsequent council meet. If IITs resolve to think about the HRD Minister’s request they’d not be capable of hike price for GATE or some other topic this yr as properly.

For college students aspiring to take admission in IITs, the HRD Minister had introduced new examination dates for 2020 session. The JEE Foremost can be held between July 19 and 23 and the dates for JEE Superior can be determined later. As per a report by The Indian Specific, it’s anticipated that JEE Superior can be held on August 23. Solely the highest 2.5 lakh of JEE Foremost are eligible to look for JEE Superior. For JEE Foremost 2021 session, it’s doubtless that the syllabus for the doorway examination can be diminished.

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