IIT fees dou­bled from `90,000 to `2,00,000 a year

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The an­nual fee for un­der­grad­u­ate courses at each In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (IIT) will be raised from R90,000 to R2 lakh from the up­com­ing aca­demic ses­sion, an or­der by the hu­man re­source devel­op­ment (HRD) min­istry said on Thurs­day.

The de­ci­sion came a day af­ter HRD min­is­ter Sm­riti Irani said stu­dents be­long­ing to the SC, ST and dif­fer­ently abled cat­e­gories would get full tu­ition-fee waiver at all IITs. Apart from these cat­e­gories, full fee waiver will be given to stu­dents from fam­i­lies with an­nual in­come less than Rs1 lakh.

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