IIT annual fees up 80% to Rs.90k, external peer review every 5 yrs
The IIT Council which met on Monday agreed to an 80% hike in tuition fees apart from an external peer review of IITs every five years.
“The revised rates will be applicable and the fee may be revised periodically,” human resource development minister Pallam Raju said after the council meeting here.
Though the hike in fees is not to the tune of R2 lakh or a four-fold increase as suggested by the Anil Kakodkar committee two years ago, the panel had suggested a peer review, which the government has accepted. The last fee hike was in 2008-09 when it was doubled from R25,000 to R50,000.
Significantly, the Kakodkar committee had suggested that each institute subject itself to a comprehensive institutional review by an internationally eminent group every five years. “Such reviews, which will be overseen by the IIT Council, will focus on quality, programmes, their direction and size, working of the institutions and suggestions for change, including new initiatives,” the panel report said .
The council also exempted PhD aspirants at IITs and other central and state engineering institutes from taking the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) to apply for a PhD in IITs. Students with a CGPA score of 7 out of 10 would be eligible for a PhD.
As per the committee’s
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