IIT students on Friday held a protest at Jantar Mantar against the 900 per cent fee hike for MTech courses and demanded a revocation of the hike. According to reports, the protests have been organized under the All India Engineering Student Council (AIESC). Further reports state that the students are lacking clarity and they have stated that fee hike is "unacceptable". The HRD Ministry had announced the fee hike last week.
According to reports, the students are demanding a revocation in the fee hike that was announced by the HRD Ministry last week. Further, the students are stressing that the BE and BTech courses are already costly. According to them, the fee hike is not fair as most of the students complete their graduation on education loans, which ultimately leads to a huge burden on them. Apart from demanding a rollback to the fee hike, the students are also protesting to make MTech courses market and industry-ready.
MHRD has decided to impose a 900% hike on M Tech programs across all IITs. Engineering students all around India are coming to Delhi to protest against governments decision. We have decided to protest at JANTAR MANTAR on 4th October from 11 am. #mtechfeeshike #engineersatjantar— All India Engineering Student Council (@AllIndiaEngine1) October 3, 2019
Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, chaired by Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, announced a fee hike by 900 per cent for the MTech courses last week. However, the ministry clarified that there is no fee hike for the existing and new admissions. The fees will be hiked gradually. Issuing a clarification notice, they said that the needy students will be provided with financial support.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, has issued a clarification regarding the news relating to the hike in the fee of M. Tech programme in IITs. pic.twitter.com/zYUpylz8hM— IIT Delhi (@iitdelhi) September 29, 2019