Education at IITs to be made free for the disabled, SC/ST & Dalit community, says Smriti Irani

Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has said that a 100% fee waiver at all the 23 branches of the Indian Institutes of Technology for those who are physically challenged and from the Dalit and SC/ST communities will be announced soon.

Also, those students whose family income is less than Rs 5 lakhs will get a 66% concession on fees at IITs. Recently, an IIT panel had proposed a rise in the annual fee from Rs 90,000 to Rs 3 lakhs.

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