New Delhi: The IIT fee hike announced recently will be applicable from admissions that take place from academic year 2016-17 onwards, the HRD ministry said.
In a statement issued here, the ministry said that "the revised fee would be applicable for students taking admission starting from academic year 2016-17 onwards. The students currently studying would continue to pay at the existing rates."
The government had recently decided to increase the annual fees for undergraduate courses from existing Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh, a rise of 122 per cent, from the upcoming academic session.
Fee hike not applicable to existing students
Earlier, there had been protests by students of IIT-Kharagpur, after which the HRD ministry issued the clarification saying that students who are already enrolled in undergraduate courses have been spared from the 122 per cent fee hike.
In a letter written to directors of all IITs also, HRD ministry clarified that the revised fee would be applicable from academic year 2016-17 onwards.
The order came a day after IIT-Kharagpur students protested by shouting slogans at the campus against the fee hike.