The Institutes of Technology Amendment Bill 2016 has been passed in Lok Sabha on Monday which approved to set up six new IITs across the country. The six IITs include Jammu, Tirupati, Goa, Dharwad, Bhilai and Palakkad. Most of the members in the house supported the bill but there has been huge opposition in the hike in the engineering fees.
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar revealed that the government is quite concerned in improving the quality of education and the performance of institutes. There has been a huge debate on the fees and the union minister replied that the government is just concerned about the quality in the education and is not bothered about the fees.
Families with income below Rs 9 lakh per annum also can get zero per cent education loan, he said adding affirmative steps can certainly change the scene of higher technical education in the country. There has been a wide discussion about the rural education and its development.