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No Hike in Tuition Fee of IITs, IIITs this Year : Govt Says

No Hike in Tuition Fee of IITs, IIITs this Year: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) will not increase tuition fees for the academic year 2020-21 due to a crisis triggered by the Minister of CoronaVirus Disease (Covid-19), Human Development (HRD). Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said in New Delhi on Sunday.

Decisions on fees for undergraduate courses are taken jointly at the IIT Council, headed by the Minister of Human Resource Development, while individual IITs make a call on the fee structure of other courses such as M.Tech or MBA.

“After consultation with the chairman of the standing committee of the IIT Council and directors of IITs, it has been decided that these institutes will not increase the tuition fee for the academic year 2020-21 for any course,” the minister said.

IIT-Delhi has already said that it has decided not to increase the fees of its Post Graduate courses. Sunday's decision meant that all 23 IITs would stick to their fee structure for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the 2019-20 academic session.

“There is a view in the HRD ministry that premier institutions can step forward and take decisions which will benefit the student community as a whole,” said a government official.