Free IIT education announced for SC/ST, Dalit and disabled students
A 100% fee waiver for all SC/ST, Dalit and disabled students of the 23 branches of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has been promised by Smriti Irani. The decision will be made official soon.
Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani was speaking in a BJP foundation day event in Surat where she said that the students whose family income is less than 5 lakh will get 66% concession.
Recently an IIT panel had proposed to increase the annual fee from Rs 90,000 to Rs 3 lakh. This announcement will affect 50% of the 60,471 students studying in IITs.