IITs, IIITs and NIIT'S are advised not to hike the tuition fees for any course for the upcoming academic year, according to education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" through Twitter and Facebook. The decision regarding the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has been taken after consultation with the chairman of the Standing Committee of the IIT Council and directors of the institutes. The decision has been taken keeping in view of the hardships students are facing due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
HRD Minister has suggested that " In case of the IIITs, it has been decided that for those which are centrally-funded, the standard 10-per cent hike in the tuition fee for undergraduate programs will not be implemented this year. I have also requested them not to increase the fee for other courses. On similar lines, I have requested the IIITs run in the public-private partnership mode not to increase the tuition fee for the coming academic year for any of their courses."
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In this period of a pandemic, the jobs offered to the 6 IIT's students have been revoked by the companies in response to the same. But the institute says that the oversea's jobs are still not revoked/canceled.
HRD Minister has said that " I have also asked all IIT directors to hold special placement drives for the students affected by canceled job offers. The students to whom the jobs were offered during the placement drive are among the country's brightest minds and can help recruiters in times of crisis"
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"