• Education
    IITs OK 200% fee hike, ministry may not play ball

    The standing committee of the IIT council has approved a 200% fee hike, thus upping the annual tuition fees from Rs 90,000 to Rs 3 lakh for undergraduate students. At the same time, interest-free scholarships will be offered under the Vidyalakshmi scheme. ¬†While the final decision on the hike rests with the IIT council headed […]

  • Education
    Soon, free online lessons from IIT professors

      Now, poor students aspiring to join the IITs will get free online lessons from the prestigious institutes’ professors. The IITs have agreed to a government proposal for professor-assisted learning, which will be called IITPAL. “We want to break the stranglehold of coaching centres,” a senior government official said. Former IIT Bombay director Ashok Misra […]