Pursuing B.Tech, MCA and M.Tech programmes at the National Institute of Technology (NITs) will become expensive as the government has given its nod for raising the tuition fee to Rs. 70,000 per student per year. The NITs received the government’s approval to raise the tuition fees of B.Tech, MCA and M.Tech programmes to Rs. 70,000 per student per year from the 2014-15 academic session, an official statement said.
The NIT council which met here in October last, recommended to raise the fees barring SC and ST students in keeping with the recommendation of a standing committee under the NIT council which had suggested to double the fees.
“As per provisions...National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are advised to charge the common fee as per recommendations of the Council of NITs from the academic year 2014-15.
“There will be no change in the existing exemptions of tuition fees for SC and ST students,” said a Human Resource Development Ministry order.