New Delhi : Students studying MTech in IITs have to pay more now as the IIT Council approved fee hike for the said course bringing it in par with the BTech courses. The Council chaired by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal also approved the ‘tenure track pathway’ to decide whether a new faculty member is going ‘up’ or ‘out’ after a fifth year review of his or her performance.
The decision has been made based on the recommendations of a three member committee on reforms on MTech programme in IITs. “The committee had recommended uniform fee structure for MTech programme in all IITs and for charging the same fee for MTech as in BTech programmes. Institutions are encouraged to move towards sponsored students or even sponsored programmes as per requirement of industry,” an official said.
For promoting IITs as global education destinations, the IIT council decided that foreign students, including the OCI card holders with foreign passport and those have studied abroad, would be provided direct entry to appear for the JEE examinations.