Around 1,500 teachers of 13 IITs on Monday decided to go on a hunger strike on Thursday to protest the anomalies in the recently announced pay structure.
The Faculty Federation, which met at IIT Kharagpur, decided to take the action against the pay structure that puts restriction on promotions and lacks performance-based incentives for them.
Classes at the premier institutes will, however, not be affected during the strike.
"We will observe strike on September 24. But we will not boycott work. The classes will go on. We will protest the pay structure that puts a number of curbs on the IIT's system," Prof M Thenmozhi, president of the federation said after the meeting.