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Smriti Irani promises 100% fee waiver at IITs for SC/ST, Dalit, physically challenged students

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:51 IST

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has some good news for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe, Dalit and physically challenged students of all IITs.

According to media reports, the HRD minister on Thursday promised to waive off fees for SC/ST, Dalit and physically challenged students in IITs across the country.

Last month, a proposal of a three-fold hike in IITs' annual fees from the present Rs 90,000 was approved by a panel. Now, apart from the fee waiver for certain students, students whose families have an annual income of less than Rs 5 lakh will also be able to avail of a 66 per cent concession in the fees, according to Zee News.


First published: 7 April 2016, 11:20 IST
 
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