IIT-B asks students to propose fee structure
Following promises of increased spending at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), the institute’s management on Monday urged students to propose a revised tariff structure.
The development comes after negotiations between Protestant students and the management of the institute on Monday.
The institute has put the ball in the students’ court after students have said that the institute had suffered fees without consulting them.
“A negotiation meeting took place on Monday. We asked the students to make a proposal (management).
We will make a decision after reviewing what the students have proposed, “said Principal Devang Khakhar. A student, who declined to be identified, said that the student community welcomed the Institute’s decision to involve students in taking Of decisions.
“We will develop a comprehensive tariff structure that takes into account all socioeconomic parameters and send it out within a few days,” said the student. In May, the IIT-B administration introduced higher fees for the new academic session.
The rental rates and the establishment of the inns of the inn were, respectively, Rs 500 and Rs 2000. The amounts were brought respectively to Rs 2,000 and 3,000 rupees.
The gymkhana tax was Rs 750 has been increased to 2,000 rupees. The examination, registration and medical costs were, respectively, Rs 500, Rs 500 and Rs 1000.
Students said that after the hike, those using the hostel facilities will pay anywhere between Rs 8670 and Rs 11,170 higher than usual at the end of the fall semester, including late disaster for hostelites.
After the tour, a group of students, “Students against the rise of the fee”, launched a protest rally and the dialogues on June 22, which are inconclusive.
On July 3, students began an indefinite hunger strike, after which the administration has formed a committee to deal with their complaints.
Although the director has suggested restructuring costs, he said the final decision will be taken by the board, which will meet in August.