IIT Okays Fee hike from Rs 90,000 to Rs 3 lac – Smriti to decide

The Permanent Committee of IIT has recommended three times hike in the annual fee in all the Indian Institute of Technologies ( IITs). Now this recommendation is yet to receive “Yes” from Human Resources and Development Minister Smt Smriti Irani. If she gives her consent to this recommendation, there shall be the steep hike from Rs 90,000 to Rs 3,00,000 per annum.

The Permanent Committee of IIT known as एस सी आई सी has also made another recommendation regarding the IIT Admission Process. The committee has recommended to start Aptitude Test for giving admission to the degree courses by National Authority of Test. This recommendation also needs consent from the Minister.

Check the Present Structure Fee in all IITs –

There are total 22 IITs in the country. In IIT Bhubaneshwar, the fee is Rs 68,600. In IIT Bombay it is Rs 67,876 whereas in IIT Madras it is 54,927. In all, the average fee is around Rs. 60,000 and total fee is Rs 90,000.

There are total 11,080 seats in all these IITs of the country. Previously, the no of seats was 10,000 in 16 IITs. But with the no of IITs increase, the no of seats also increased. The no of seats increased 1080.

IIT Admission Process from the beginning to till now –

First of all IIT Kharagpur came in to existence in 1951. The students were free to get admission any where in the country on the basis of 12th class marks. Then IIT Kharagpur started the Entrance exam from between 1955 to 1959. Common IIT JEE Exam started in 1960. The Paper had four subjects including English.

In 1997, IIT JEE was held twice a year. In 2006, there were two exams – Preliminary with Objective Type Questions and for the successful candidates of the Prelims, the mains exam. The eligibility criteria for the candidates belonging to General Category, it is necessary to have 60% marks in 10+2 whereas for the candidates belonging to Reserved category it is 55%.

Updated: March 18, 2016 — 10:27 pm

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