(New Delhi) Modi Govt Stops Acceleration Of Fee Hike MTech Fee in 23 IITs
The HRD ministry has deferred the decision to hike the MTech fee in the IITs for further discussion on the issue.
The development comes against the backdrop of protests by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against a recent fee hike.
IIT-Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao had said the MTech programmes at the IITs recorded a dropout rate of over 50 per cent as the students treated the courses as a “stop-gap arrangement” till they landed a job or cracked a competitive exam.
The IIT Council, led by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, had approved a proposal to hike the fee for the masters programme and bring it to the level of the BTech courses in September.
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(New Delhi)Fee Hike Only for New Students of M. Tech in IITs :HRD
The Ministry of Human Resource Developments has issued a clarification regarding the news relating to the hike in the fee of M. Tech programme in IITs.
There is no fee hike for the existing students.
For new admissions, hike will be gradual over a period of three years or more, as will be decided by the respective Board of Governors of IITs.
Needy students will be provided necessary financial support.
All concessions and scholarships for SC/ST/OBC and others will continue without change.
The fee hike will discourage non-serious students, who after a few months of stay in IITs, leave the programme midway to take up employment or to prepare for competitive exams.
This drop out in the middle of the programme leads to wastage of coveted seats on the one hand and denies opportunity to other serious and meritorious students, on the other.
IITs will offer only those programmes that have demand in the market. This will ensure immediate placement after completion of the course.
Good and deserving students will be provided Teaching Assistantship/Scholarship.
The fee for the M.Tech. programmes in IITs have not been revised for a long time whereas the cost per student has gone up substantially.
The Ministry has assured to all future students who will come to study at IITs that no student will be deprived of opportunity for education because of weak financial condition.
[New Delhi,Srinagar] Situation Normalize at NIT Srinagar :HRD
The HRD ministry today said normalcy has been restored at NIT Srinagar, which witnessed clashes between local and non-local students over India’s defeat in the semi final clash with West Indies in the ongoing World T20 Cup.
As per a statement released by the ministry, Rajat Gupta, Director NIT Srinagar reassured the students, faculty and parents that the temporary situation arising out of tensions from disappointment at the outcome of the cricket match on 31st March had been overcome.
The National Institute of Technology (NIT) was shut down yesterday till further orders in the wake of clashes between local and non-local students over India’s defeat in yesterday’s semi final clash with West Indies in the ongoing World T20 Cup.
The HRD Ministry said that the district administration and local authorities had extended the fullest cooperation, enabling the situation to be contained.
“The group of students have been counselled in the presence of senior officials,”
The Director, NIT Srinagar, assured the parents, students and all concerned that there is no cause for apprehension and students are safe, secure and on campus,
All scheduled programs in the institution will take place, including the ‘National Research Scholar Conclave’ scheduled for today and tomorrow,
[New Delhi] Punjab Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal [SAD],Criticizing 1st PM, Demands Domesticity In Indian Medieval History Curriculum
SAD today demanded a review of history contending that aspects related to India’s past had been ignored in educational curriculum and wondered how the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru made a “mistake” in this regard.
Akali Dal member Prem Singh Chandumajra said foreign version of history has been given preference over the domestic version and in effect the contribution of national heroes has been ignored in books.
“There should be a review of history so that it is corrected,” he said while participating in a debate on Demand for Grants for HRD Ministry in Lok Sabha.
To buttress his point, he said Babur, who founded Mughal Empire in India, was “an invader” but he has been described as a “ruler”. He questioned that if Babur was the ruler, then what was the role of Guru Nanak who had described him as “jaabar” (oppressor).
Aurangzeb has also been described as a “ruler” even though Guru Teg Bahadur had “sacrificed” his life while “confronting him (Aurangzeb) to protect ‘janaeu’ (holy Hindu thread)”, Chandumajra said.
He added that Maharaja Ranjeet Singh had also fought against invaders and closed the Khyber pass but his role was suppressed in history.
“Nehru was a good person but I don’t know how he made the mistake or may be he got influenced,” the Akali member said.
He also wanted regional languages to be encouraged by giving them priority in usage, arguing that languages unite rather than divide.
Appearing to target Congress, he said “they have kept nation divided by making people fight over languages”, as he pointed towards the opposition benches.