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A group of students of Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (BITS) is on a protest since three days due to the fees hike that has been introduced from the coming academic year. The students of the institute are taking out protest marches against the administration as they have increased the fee by 17% against the normal fee hike of 15%.
The students are agitated against the fee hike as it is way more than the normal. One of the B.Tech students of BITS Pilani expressed his anguish and said that this will force the students to take a loan to complete their studies. Since the fees of BITS is comparatively higher than other premier institutions like IITs and NITs, this will put an extra burden on the students.
A senior official of the institution said that the Vice Chancellor of BITS-Pilani and the Central Committee will decide on the fee hike. Whereas the administration of the institute said that the fee hike will be in between 15% and students were aware of it. This is an internal matter and the notice has already been sent to Vice Chancellor. The issue of fee hike will be solved within a week.
The Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, is one of the premier institute of higher education in the country which offers bachelor’s and master’s programme in the field of engineering, science, and management. It is one of the few institutes in the country that believe in No Reservation Policy. Other than Pilani, it has three other campuses located in Dubai, Goa, and Hyderabad.