The Council of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) has approved the proposal of raising Tuition fees of B Tech, M Tech and MCA programmes in National Institutes of Technology (NITs) from the next academic session to Rs 70,000. However, there will be no hike in the fees for SC and ST students. There are 30 NITs in the country.
The decision was in line with the recommendation of a standing committee under the NIT council which had suggested steep hike of tuition fees from the next academic session.
The council meeting also deliberated upon suggestions of the Kakodkar committee on reforms in NITs where a number of NIT directors were in favour of further fine-tuning of the recommendations.
The suggestions include pairing of NITs to IITs, institutional reviews and greater financial autonomy. While the council agreed the NIT system needs to be revamped, emphasis was laid on development of curriculum and greater industry-institute interface for Research and development.