In a groundbreaking decision, the Council of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) has approved the proposal of bringing almost 100% hike in the fees of NITs, from Rs 35,000 to Rs 70,000 per annum.
The decision is taken on the ground that there’s been considerable disparity in the fee across 30 NITs. In some of the NITs, the annual fee is less than Rs 30,000 per annum. To bring uniformity in the fee structure of all NITs across the nation, this decision has been taken.
With this, the NIT Council also decided to offer a fee waiver of 50% to 10% non-creamy layer OBC students. But, this fee-waiver would be entirely merit-based, revealed an NIT director.
The Council also accepted to get accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Earlier, the IITs had denied the proposal of getting accreditation from NBA on the ground that they offer quality in all aspects of education. But, later the IITs have agreed to self-assessment and submit the report to NBA.
Further, in an attempt to encourage transparency, NITs are going to start a web portal where students, parents and even faculty would get the freedom to point out loopholes in the function of institutions as well as to mention cases where rulebook has not been followed.
In fact, the Malaviya NIT in Jaipur has already started such kind of portal and appointed a nodal officer to monitor cases of corruption.