IIT Fees – All you need to know
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are well known, for they provide the best form of higher education in the Engineering stream in the country. They are a group of Institutes which provide undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in India. There are 23 IITs governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. They have been declared as ‘Institutions of National Importance’ and rightly so. This article discusses all you want to know about the IIT Fees.
List of IITs as of 2017
Following is a list of the 23 IITs as of 2017, in no specific order.
- IIT Kharagpur
- IIT Bombay
- IIT Kanpur
- IIT Madras
- IIT Delhi
- IIT Guwahati
- IIT Roorkee
- IIT BHU
- IIT Bhubaneswar
- IIT Gandhinagar
- IIT Hyderabad
- IIT Indore
- IIT Patna
- IIT Mandi
- IIT Ropar
- IIT Jodhpur
- IIT Tirupati
- IIT Goa
- IIT Jammu
- IIT Palakkad
- IIT Dharwad
- IIT Bhilai
- IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Top 7 IITs in the list above were founded before 2000. IITs receive higher grants than other engineering colleges. Amounts in the range of ₹ 90 crore – ₹ 130 crores are funded by the government to these IITs every year. Other funds include the fees from students, contributions from the alumni associations and funding from the industries.
Old IIT Fees Structure
Here’s the old IIT Fees structure (Before fee hike) at IIT Bombay for general category.
|IIT Fees category||Amount|
|Tuition Fee||₹ 45000|
|Examination Fee||₹ 500|
|Registration Fee||₹ 500|
|Gymkhana Fee||₹ 750|
|Hostel Seat Rent||₹ 500|
|Electricity & Water Charges||₹ 2500|
|Medical Fee||₹ 1000|
|Student Benevolent Fund||₹ 1000|
|Hostel Establishment Charges||₹ 2000|
|Contribution to Hostel Subsidy||₹ 6000|
|Annual Insurance||₹ 126|
The total amount per semester for M. Tech (Master of Technology) and Ph.D. courses at IITB was ₹ 19876 (General Category).
The total tuition IIT Fees paid in every IIT for undergraduate courses per annum was ₹ 90000 (General Category). The other charges varied significantly, keeping the sum below ₹ 60000 per semester.
- Last year, the central government increased the tuition fees from ₹ 90000 to ₹ 2,00,000 per annum for general category and OBC candidates.
- All the SC (Scheduled Caste) / ST (Scheduled Tribe) and PWD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates are exempted from the payment of tuition fees irrespective of the income of their parents. However, they will have to pay the hostel and mess fees.
- Students with annual family income less than ₹ 1,00,000 too, need not pay the tuition fees while those with annual family income less than ₹ 5,00,000 but more ₹ 1,00,000 need to pay one-third of the tuition fees irrespective of the caste (for general category and OBC students).
- The other charges like hostel fee, mess fee, medical fee etc. are to be paid by all the candidates.
In the year 2013, the annual tuition fee was increased from ₹ 50,000 to ₹ 90,000. Now, it has been changed from ₹ 90,000 to ₹ 2,00,000. Last year, the Ministry of Human Resource Development stated that each year the government has been spending around ₹ 6,00,000 on each student studying in the Indian Institutes of Technology. The hike in the tuition fees has been done taking this into consideration. There was a lot of unrest among the students and parents when the government released the new fee structure for the Indian Institutes of Technology.
IIT Fees after the hike
The tuition fee was last revised in 2013 under the UPA government from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 80,000. In 2008, the fee was increased from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 50,000.
Headed by IIT-Roorkee Chairman Ashok Misra, The IIT panel, approved
- a proposal for a three-fold increase in fee from the present Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 3 lakh
- The students belonging to families whose annual income is less than Rs. 1 lakh will be able to get full fee waiver
- Those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the differently abled will also be able to get a full fee waiver.
- The benefit will not only be limited to these categories. The students belonging to families with an annual income <5 Lakhs will be entitled to a waiver of two-thirds of the tuition fee, irrespective of their category.
While the students already enrolled will continue to pay their fee as per the old slabs, the new structure will be applicable to fresh enrollments.
This list is only for the General Category and OBC students pursuing undergraduate courses and living in the hostels provided by the Institute (including mess charges).
|Institute||Fees per Semester|
|IIT Kharagpur||₹ 1,36,076|
|IIT Bombay||₹ 1,35,876|
|IIT Kanpur||₹ 1,29,317|
|IIT Madras||₹ 1,37,163|
|IIT Delhi||₹ 1,15,300 (excluding hostel&mess)|
|IIT Guwahati||₹ 1,34,480|
|IIT Roorkee||₹ 1,29,870|
Foreign students taking admissions in the Indian Institutes of Technology after qualifying in JEE Advanced/ GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) have to pay ₹ 6,00,000 per year for under graduation and post graduation programmes. This was done as it was felt that the international students need to the total amount that was spent on their education at least. JEE was conducted in Dubai, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka this year. The primary aims of conducting these exams in other countries were to increase the diversity on all the campuses and to promote healthy world-class education standards.
Here is the fee structure of IIT Bombay after the fee hike.
Institute fee per semester
|Caution money (refundable)||₹ 2,000|
|One-time fee||₹ 5,000|
|Tuition fees||₹ 1,00,000|
|Other fees||₹ 3,750|
|Extra (Annual fees)||₹ 126|
|Total Amount||₹ 1,10,876|
The hostel charge and mess charges per semester
|Mess caution fee (refundable)||₹ 1,000|
|Hostel Seat Rent||₹ 500|
|Electricity and water fee||₹ 2,500|
|Hostel Subsidy fee||₹ 6,000|
|Hostel Establishment fee||₹ 2,000|
|Mess fee||₹ 13,000|
|Total Amount||₹ 25,000|
Hostel Fees (IIT Madras)
|Details||Others||B.Tech and Dual Degree||(SC/ST category)|
|Without Scholarship||With Scholarship|
|Hostel Admission Fee||200||200||200|
|Advance Dining Charges||14000||14000||4000|
|Establishment “A” Charges||5000||5000||5000|
|Establishment “B” Charges||1500||1500||1500|
Institute Fees(IIT Madras)
IIT Fees Structure (IIT Delhi, 2017 batch)
|Programme||Tution/Program fee||Campus Maintenance||Caution Deposit (refundable)|
|B.Tech 2017||Rs. 1,17,500/- (per semester)
$4000 (per semester)#
|Rs 15,000 (per annum)||Rs 10,000/-|
|M.Tech 2017||Rs 62,500/- (per semester)|
# For Foreign Students
A regular student will be charged Rs. 32K during monsoon semester 2017, while on the twin-sharing basis it will be Rs. 24K. For girls, the option of triple sharing is also available, for which the fee is Rs. 21K. Hostel fees are revised annually. Mess charges may be between Rs 8,000 and Rs 10,000 for monsoon semester.
Fee Structure at IIT Bhubaneswar
Fees Structure of Under Graduate Courses
- Caution Deposit (Refundable): Rs. 12,000/-
- One Time Fee: Rs. 5900/-
- Semester Fee: Rs. 30000/- (GE/ OBC)
- Hostel Charges: Rs. 19300/-
- Annual Fees (Medical Insurance): Rs. 1200/-
Grant Total Dues: Rs. 68,400/-
Grand Total for SC/ ST students: Rs. 43,400/-
Semester Fees for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe is Rs. 5000/- per semester. Apart from this, they are exempted from tuition fees.
Fees Structure of Integrated Post Graduate- Ph.D. Courses
- Caution Money (Refundable): Rs.12,000/-
- One Time Fee: Rs.5900/-
- Semester Fee: Rs.13800/-
- Hostel Charges: Rs.19,300/-
- Annual Fee: Rs. 1,200/-
Grand Total: Rs. 52200/-
Grand Total for SC/ST Category: Rs. 47200/-
Candidates belonging to reserved category are required to pay Rs. 5000/- as semester fee. Those who seek admission through Sponsored category will have to pay Rs. 30000/- as tuition fee per semester.
Fee Structure of Ph.D. programmes
- Caution Money (Refundable): Rs. 12,000/-
- One-Time Fee: Rs. 5900/-
- Semester Fee: Rs. 7500/- (GE/ OBC)
- Hostel Charges: Rs. 19300/-
- Annual Fees (Medical Insurance): Rs. 1,200/-
Grant Total Dues for GEN/OBC/PH Category Rs. 45,900/-
Grant Total Dues for SC/ST Category: Rs. 43,400/-
Fee Structure at IIT Kharagpur
|Caution Money (One Time, Refundable)||₹6,000|
|One Time Fees||₹3,100|
|Tuition Fee (per Semester)||₹1,00,000|
|Other fees (per Semester)||₹4,000|
|Hostel Overhead Charges (per Semester)||₹8,250|
|Mess Charges (Six Monthly)||₹13,500|
IIT Kanpur Fee Structure
|Tuition Fee||₹ 100000|
|Examination Fee||₹ 300|
|Registration Fee||₹ 300|
|Gymkhana Fee (Annual)||₹ 350|
|Festival Fee (Annual)||₹ 150|
|Medical Fee||₹ 50|
|Students’ Amenities Subscription||₹ 300|
|Laboratory Contingency||₹ 300|
|Student’s Benevolence Fund||₹ 100|
|Personal Accident Insurance(Annual)||₹ 242|
|Membership for SHMC (Students Health Management Council)||₹ 100|
|Caution Money (Refundable)||₹ 7000|
Fees Structure At IIT Patna
|Caution Money (One Time, Refundable)||₹4,000|
|One Time Fees||₹2,250|
|Tuition Fee (per Semester)||₹1,00,000|
|Other fees (per Semester)||₹3,250|
|Hall Caution Money (One Time, Refundable)||₹1,000|
|Mess Caution Money (One Time, Refundable)||₹1,500|
|Hostel Admission Fee (One Time)||₹400|
|Hostel Establishment Charges (One Time)||₹1000|
|Hostel Seat Rent (per Semester)||₹500|
|Electricity & Water charges (per Semester)||₹1,500|
|Hostel Development Fund (per Semester)||₹500|
|Hostel Mess Advance (Six Monthly)||₹12,000|
IIT Fees Structure for Foreign Students
- Postgraduate programmes (Full-time programe) :
(M.Tech., M.Phil., M.Des. & Ph.D.)
Fees Payable at the time of admissions
|Admission Fee||US $ 300|
|International Students Association Fee||US $ 50|
|Security Deposits (Refundable)||US $ 150|
|Total||US $ 500|
Per semester (2 semesters per year)
|Tuition fees||US $ 2000|
US $ 1000 in case of students from SAARC countries
(SAARC countries:- Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives)
(Only for students availing hostel facilities)
|Examination fee||Rs. 350/-|
|Registration fee||Rs. 200/-|
|Gymkhana fee||Rs. 500/-|
|Hostel Seat Rent||Rs.2500/-|
|Electricity & Water charges||Rs.2000/-|
|Medical fee||Rs. 500/-|
|Student Benevolent Fund||Rs. 500/-|
|Hostel Establishment charges||@ Rs.1000/-|
|Contribution to Hostel Subsidy||Rs.6000/-|
Annual Insurance Premium: Rs. 126/-
|Semester Mess||Rs. 10000/-|
|Refundable Mess advance||Rs. 2000/-|
|Bus Pass||Rs. 1000/-|
Foreign Students selected for Ph.D. Programme at IIT Bombay having EXCELLENT
academic credentials can opt for doing academic/ administrative duties in the Dept/Academic
unit to an extent of 8 hours per week to avail a “Fee Waiver” in Tuition Fees. However, if they
fail to perform the duties to the satisfaction of the supervising faculty member’s they have to
forgo the fee waiver granted to them and has to pay the full Tuition fees.
The Tuition fees applicable to such students is USD 150 (instead of USD 2000).
2. Visiting students (Under MoU / Non-MoU)
Foreign Nationals registered for a degree in the Institute/University abroad can carry out coursework and/or project work for a period of two semesters as visiting students under the MoU or otherwise.
|Coursework fees/project work fees under MoU category||No fees charged|
|Coursework fees under Non – MoU
|USD 400 per course per semester|
|Project work fees under Non – MoU
|USD 150 per month|
|Hostel charges||USD 400 per semester for students doing
USD 100 per month for students doing
|Administration Fees||USD 100 per month for students doing
project work USD 250 per semester for students doing
Students doing both will pay semester
fees (USD 250) + USD 100 per month for
|Library Deposit||Rs. 10,000/-|
|Mess advance||Rs. 10000/-|
|Refundable Mess Advance||Rs. 2000/-|
|Bus Pass||Rs. 1000/-|
It is quite obvious that the fee hike can be very unsettling for most of the candidates. But, there are many ways to make it easier for yourself. One of these ways is securing a scholarship available for students who’ve cleared JEE and have taken a seat in one of the IITs. Let us discuss the scholarships.
Scholarships Available for Engineering Standards
- MOMA Scholarship
MOMA Scholarship is a Merit cum Means Scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Minority of Minority Affairs. This scholarship is for the students who perform well in academics and are not financially strong belonging to the minority community. Minority Community includes the candidates who are Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, and Jains. The entire tuition fees of the students studying in the Indian Institutes of Technology is reimbursed. 30% of the scholarship holders are girls belonging to the minority community.
- North South Foundation Scholarship
North South Foundation provides scholarships to undergraduate students who take admissions into engineering, medicine or diploma courses. A candidate is eligible for the scholarship if the annual family income is less than ₹ 90, 000 and he/she is in the top 10% of the 10th, 12th-grade exams and the state CET (Common Entrance Test). Preference is given to students coming from government schools, colleges and taking admissions into government undergraduate colleges.
- LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship
Candidates whose annual family income does not exceed ₹ 1,00,000 are given the scholarship. It is provided for the entire duration of the course. A total sum of ₹ 10,000 is provided in terms of 10 installments (₹ 1000 per month).
- UGC Scholarship for Rank Holders
UGC (University Grants Commission) has been providing scholarships to students to promote higher education in the country. This is given to students who hold 1st and 2nd ranks in their undergraduate colleges while pursuing post graduation courses.
- Google Anita Borg Scholarship
This scholarship is only for women candidates. It is provided for the women pursuing graduate and post graduation courses in the field of science. The selection is made based on the academic performance and leadership qualities.
Find more about the scholarships here.
There are plenty of opportunities in which a student can fund themselves after getting into any of the IITs. And considering the facilities both academic & extracurricular, the IIT Fees is totally worth it.