IIT Fees more than doubled


NEW DELHI:IIT Fees increased after councils recomendation.The cost of studying at the prestigious IIT or Indian Institutes of Technology has been more than doubled.

The fee has been raised from Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 2 lakh a year, officials in the Education Ministry said on Thursday. Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students, disabled students and those from extremely poor families may not need to pay fees at all, say sources.

The IIT council, which includes directors and senior officials, had recommended raising the fee to three lakhs.

The council acted on the recommendation of a committee headed by IIT Bombay Director Devang Khakhar, who had also proposed multiple sources of financing for the IITs.

All the IITs have said a hike is overdue, given the inflation and the huge cost of running the institution.