After IITs, fees in National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are all set for a hike from Rs 70,000 to Rs 1.25 lakh per annum.

The HRD ministry has approved this proposal of the NIT Council and the increased fees will be effective from new admissions.  The fee hike will not affect those who have already taken admissions, a senior official told.

In a separate decision, the ministry also decided to hike the fees for the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) from Rs 15,000 per semester to Rs 25,000 per semester from “prospective effect”.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by HRD Minister Smriti Irani on 23rd June.

However, on the lines of the decision taken with regard to IITs, the ministry has decided to give a total fee waiver for the differently-abled, students from SC and ST community and those belonging to families with annual income less than Rs 1 lakh.

Source: Times of India