Union HRD Minister- Smriti Irani promises students from SC/ STs, Dalit, Physically challenged categories a ‘complete fee waiver’ in IITs

New Delhi: In connection with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) across India, the Dalits, physically challenged and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students, Smriti Irani- Union HRD Minister appears promising them to waive off their complete fees for their studies in such institutions.

It is recorded in the media reports which quoted Smriti Irani- Union HRD Minister, as she also found promising that beside such complete waiver of fees for afore mentioned students, “those with a family income of less than Five lakh rupees will be given a sixty- six per cent of concession in the fees”.

It is also pointed by this Union Minister, which being in Surat, yesterday, that the said move which would be adopted by her, would be benefiting around half of the 60,471 students who got enrolled in Indian Institutes of Technology- IITs.

It is notable that the said institutions are offering, currently, fifteen per cents of reservation for the Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cents for the Scheduled tribes and also twenty- seven per cents for the other backward classes- OBCs.

It was see earlier, on last Monday, that there was announcement on the part of the Indian Institute of Technology, for the increasing in the fee for the other students, which was earlier at 90,000 rupees, now has attained two lakhs of rupees. In this connection, earlier in the last month, the proposal for the three- fold hike in the annual fees of the Indian Institutes of Technology was found admitted by the Panel in this connection, however, the Union HRD Minister- Smriti Irani’s final not is being essential as such the final decision is in waiting.

Thus, considering the promise which the Union HRD minister has made, it is clear that there would major relief for the families of the students who will be preferring to study in Indian Institutes of Technology. But the issue remain present of those who does not belong to any of such categories, as IITs now thinking to raise their fees.

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