Mumbai: Lack of adequate funding and high fees were some of the prime issues faced by the students in postgraduation programmes in the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B).
In an open house conducted with the director, Professor Devang Khakhar, on Sunday, several students complained of lack of funds and disparity in funding among departments and courses.
According to the Times of India, some complained that the international travel grant of Rs 1 lakh is not adequate as it barely covers the ticket fare, let alone the stay.
The director replied that many agencies and faculty are ready to provide the required financial support.
A student complained that the fees per semester (Rs 34,000) are the highest among the other IITs in the country.
Khakhar also said the IIT-B will construct a new building for Energy Science and Environmental Science and Engineering.
There will also be two new hostels for 2,000 students, a new guest house and a building with 150 apartments for married and post-doc students.