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NIT Council rejects proposal to increase students' fees

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NEW DELHI: Rejecting a proposal to increase the fees for students of National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the NIT Council on Tuesday agreed to conduct a review of the system as it completes a decade of its existence.

The review will be conducted under the chairmanship of Anil K. Kakodkar on the lines of the report already submitted by him on Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

The NIT Council meeting, chaired by Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, also decided to set up a committee for implementing centralised post graduate admissions on the pattern of under graduate admissions to NITs. Another committee to provide merit scholarship to deserving UG students was also constituted. A scheme for promoting foreign students' admissions through AIEEE on-line examination to be held at the international level was also approved in principle.

‘Torch bearers'

Mr. Sibal re-affirmed the support of the Ministry to the NIT system in general and to 10 new NITs in particular for the development of infrastructure and recruitment of faculty and staff. He was appreciative of the progress made in this regard by NITs and remarked that these institutions had to be the torch bearers of progress and development in the technical and professional education in the country, alongside the IITs.

He stressed on networking amongst IITs, NITs and other institutions. In order to promote better coordination, the Directors and Chairpersons of IITs and NITs must meet once a year to discuss larger issues connected with technical education and research, he said.

Admission policy

The Council also reviewed the admission policy for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In particular, for foreign students, centralised M.Tech admissions were considered. The Minister expressed the government's desire to have a single national level examination test for admission to all engineering institutions on which Ramasamy Committee would be submitting its report by September 2011.

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