MTech students in IITs will now have to pay a lot of with the IIT Council on Friday approving a fee increase to bring it to the level of BTech courses.
The Council chaired by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal also approved the ‘tenure track pathway’ to choose whether or not a new faculty member goes ‘up’ or ‘out’ once a fifth year review of his or her performance. The item ‘Reform of the MTech Programs’ explicit that “Proactively increase the MTech fee and convey it at least to the level of BTech fee (Rs 2 lakh per year) over future 3 years. simultaneously the needy students should be supported directly by the govt. through Direct profit Transfer (DBT) or arranging academic loans.”
The proposal has been created based on the recommendations of a three-member committee on reforms on MTech programme in IITs. “The committee had suggested uniform fee structure for M.Tech programme in all IITs and for charging an equivalent fee for M technical school as in B tech programmes. institutions area unit inspired to move towards sponsored students or maybe sponsored programmes as per demand of trade,” the official said. OCI card holders can currently be exempted from taking the JEE Mains examination for admission to IITs and can be directly be able to take the advanced exam, in keeping with HRD Ministry. For promoting IITs as global education destinations, the IIT council set that foreign students as well as the OCI card holders with foreign passport and people have studied abroad – would be provided direct entry to look in the JEE Advanced examinations.