There is a good news for the IIT aspirants as Government has rejected the proposal of increasing fees in IIT for undergraduates.
The Anil Kakodkar committee, which was set up to study the roadmap for the autonomy and future of the IITs, had recommended that the fees be raised from Rs 50,000 per annum to Rs 2 to Rs 2.5 lakh per annum.
The Committee studied all aspects and decided to propose that the fee should be increased but it can cause troble for students who are planning for taking admissions in IIT.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal rejected the proposal, saying it will act as a “deterrent” to aspiring students.
It was proposed for the committee to rethink over all the aspects from all the sections.The committee should also consider the problems of the students.
The committee report came up for discussion at the IIT Council meeting here today, where Sibal announced the setting up of 50 research parks at a cost of Rs.200 crores during the 12th Plan Period.One park is already in existence in Chennai.
According to the Ministry ,considering that credit-based practices was being followed by different IITs for promotion of students from one semester to the next, the meeting agreed that academic bodies of IITs should consider acquisition of credits as a criteria for movement of students and grant of degrees to bring uniformity.
The Report of Prof. S.G. Dhande Committee after observations on the uniform/homogeneous criteria for promoting student from one semester to next in the IITs was discussed in detail.
It was also decided that the appointment of Directors should be made through a process of open advertisement so that a wider base is created for the purpose of selection and that in-principle approval may be granted for setting up an IIT in Mauritius with the help of the Indian Institutes of Technology.