Posted on 05/10/2019
Several IIT MTech aspirants staged a protest today on October 4, 2019, at Jantar Mantar, Delhi against the HRD Ministry decision to hike fees for Master’s degree programme at Indian Institutes of Technology. Students under the banner of All India Engineering Student Council demand a roll-back of the 900% fee hike in the Indian Institutes of Technology’s M.Tech programme.
The ministry in a recent decision with the consultation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) hiked the course fees of the postgraduate (Master’s) programmes and also slashed the stipend received by those students. Officials have defended the fee hike decision saying the move will reduce dropouts in the premier technological and engineering institutes in the country.