IIT Delhi reduces fee for MTech, PG programmes after students' protest

IIT Delhi has reduced MTech full-time tuition fee from Rs 25,000 to Rs 17,500 per semester based on recommendations of the committee.

IIT Delhi reduces fee for MTech, PG programmes after students' protest IIT Delhi fee hike
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 2, 2022 - 7:42 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Giving relief to students, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has reduced the fee of MTech and other postgraduate programmes on the basis of recommendations of the committee to look into the representation made by MTech students on the fee hike. In an official statement, IIT Delhi said that the fee has been reduced for new PG students, who joined during the second semester 2021-22 or later.

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“As a result, the tuition fee and other charges have been reduced significantly. The MTech full time tuition fee has been reduced from Rs 25,000 per semester to Rs 17,500 per semester. Similarly, the tuition fee of other PG programmes have been reduced. In addition to the tuition fee, there is a reduction in other components of fees as well,” said the official statement.

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Earlier today, the institute said that they are waiting for the IIT Delhi Board to approve the recommendation made by the committee constituted to look into the matter. On the request of the MTech students to review the tuition fee, the Institute formed a committee, which looked into the matter. The Institute said that the current fee was decided by the Board and was implemented in January 2022.

IIT Delhi MTech students began a silent sit-in protest against 150% fee hike on August 31, 2022. The students demanded immediate rollback in the fee hike.

According to the protesting students, the total academic fee for full time MTech students being admitted this semester 2022-2023 has been hiked by 100% to Rs 53,100 (excluding hostel fees) from what was charged earlier, Rs 26,450. “Within this amount, the 'tuition fee' has been hiked by 150% from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 for one semester,” it claimed.

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