After receiving the coveted ‘Institution of Eminence’, the Indian Institute of Technology –Delhi doubled its fees for Masters and Research courses for students enrolled in the academic year 2018-19.
This comes amid the institution’s effort to gather funds to better its infrastructure.
Speaking about the fee-hike, V Ramgopal Rao, IIT-D director said that the institute plans on revising fee structure every year.
He said, “We are beginning to increase the fee gradually for the new students who are joining these programmes. There will be no change in the fee structure for those who are already in the system. We have a plan to revise the fee for these courses every year now.”
According to a fee circular issued on November 14, while the fee for the full-time Ph.D. students, enrolled in 2017 or before that, is Rs. 10,000 for the January semester, it will now be Rs. 19,650 for those who have enrolled for the course in 2018.
Similarly, the fee for M Tech and Masters of Science (research) (MSR) has been increased from Rs. 27,100 to Rs. 53,650 for students enrolled in 2018.
The fee has not been raised for foreign students as of now.
Although the students who took admission in postgraduate and research courses in May had paid as per the existing fee structure for their first semester, they will now have to pay the revised fee for the second semester that will begin in January next year. Students who will be enrolled in Ph.D. and MSR, during the second round of admission to be held in December, will also be charged the hiked fee. The IIT-D holds second round of admission for these two courses only.
Rao said the revision in fee structure is part of the Institute’s drive to increase its “internal revenue generation”.