Following assurance that the college authority will set up a committee to examine a possible reduction in fees, the IIT Bombay students temporarily suspended their hunger strike on Tuesday.
"Things are getting costly due to inflation. So even for us, as an institute, maintenance has been a problem. On the other hand we are also increasing facilities. We have added many new facilities in the gym for the students, hostels are being improved. So if there is improvement, then somewhere or the other it's cost also increases," said IIT Bombay spokesperson Falguni Banerjee Naha.
While the students started their hunger strike on Monday, the college authority told the students that an official document detailing the hike will be released on 7th July.
"Students at IIT-Bombay protesting an unreasonable fee hike. Govt should stay the hike and provide full explanation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX8Gd9b__VQ …," tweeted Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
Reason for Hunger strike: Fee Hike
So if there is improvement, then somewhere or the other it's cost also increases, said IIT Bombay spokesperson Falguni Banerjee Naha.
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Established in 1958, the second of its kind, IIT Bombay was the first to be set up with foreign assistance. The institute is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research.