IIT-Kharagpur to Slash Fee Hike by Half

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 26 Dec 2016
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IIT Kharagpur is all set to slash the hike in fees by half. Read further to know the details.

IIT-Kharagpur to Slash Fee Hike by Half

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is all set to slash the proposed hike in registration fees for PhD and M.Tech scholars. The institute only half-followed the unprecedented protests over the week in its campus.

Around 300 research scholars had encircled the administrative building on Tuesday and Wednesday, holding the institute director, Prof Partha Pratim Chakrabarti and several officials hostage for 17 hours.

A committee of three deans that met on Friday to discuss the hike in overhead charges recommended a revision in both hall establishment charge and mess advance. Instead of an 84% hike in hall establishment charge, from INR 8,250 per semester to INR 15,200, the panel suggested a hike to INR 12,500. At the same time, it wants a reduction in mess advance from INR 13,500 to INR 12,000. 

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