Seven IIMs hiked fee in last 2 years, Smriti Irani says


Seven IIMs hiked fee in last 2 years, Smriti Irani says

Times Of India

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Seven out of total 19 Indian Institutes of Management increased their tuition fees in the last two years with IIM-Lucknow hiking it by nearly 30 per cent, the govenment said on Monday. 

HRD minister Smriti Irani shared data in Lok Sabha providing details on the fee hike. According to it, IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Shillong increased their fees by 5 per cent and IIM Lucknow by 29.6 per cent.

IIM-Calcutta hiked its fees by 17.3 per cent, IIM-Kozhikhode 23.1, IIM-Ranchi 19 and IIM-Trichy 20.

"The fees in IIMs is not linked to the fees in other institutions in the country. IIMs are autonomous institutions and are govened by their respective memorandum of associations and rules of the society which include the fixing of fees and other charges as per provisions contained therein," Irani said.

"The hike in tution fee has not adversely affected poor- and lower-class students since institutes extend financial assistance, including up to full tuition fee waiver and maintenance allowance, to needy students," the minister said.

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