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IIT Kharagpur students sit on hunger strike against fee hike

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"Without any increase in the stipend, it is hard for research scholars to manage the fee hike", said students' body vice president Shovan Panigrahi.

December 21: The students of IIT, Kharagpur, are sitting on a hunger strike against the institution's decision to hike the registration fee.

Throughout the night, director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, registrar Pradip Pyne, college dean and a number of other seniors were held in the inside their academic office.

According to the students' body, the institute made a decision to hike hostel fees by 20% with effect from January 2017.

"The registration fee for each semester has also gone up from Rs 28,000 to Rs 37,000".

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While a almost 28% hike is sizable, the benefits students receive from an IIT Kharagpur degree are enormous: Graduates often go on to work at top-tier engineering, IT, finance, and consulting firms.

"We all wanted to go and share our concern over fee hike with him", he added.

The worst affected are the research scholars who get a Rs 25,000 monthly stipend from the elite institution, said the students. Over 200 students of IIT Kharagpur made a decision to protest against the authorities after they received a notification regarding the fee hike. In their petition, the students asked the authorities to roll back the fee hike. The PhD scholars receive a small sum as stipend, from which they have to send a portion home, using the rest for paying hostel fees and food expenses.

"The Director told us he is ready to discuss the matter".

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