IIM Kozhikode waives off full tuition fee for top 12 rankers
These 12 students, including those from general category, women’s list, non creamy layer- OBC, SC, ST and physically challenged, would have to pay only for hostel and mess. The normal fee is ₹19 lakh for the two-year course.Updated: Apr 30, 2019 13:46 IST
In yet another decision to promote higher education, the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) has announced full tuition fee waiver for 12 top- ranked candidates among different categories who will be joining its Postgraduate Programme (PGP) this June, said an official.
Earlier, the institute was the first ever among all IIMs to roll back tuition fee by ₹30,000 in 2012.
“Through this move, IIM Kozhikode celebrates talent and its enduring commitment to diversity. It is aimed to encourage students to excel. This unprecedented pro- active move to support higher education in the country will charter a path for others to emulate,” said Prof Debashis Chatterjee, director, IIM-K.
These 12 students, including those from general category, women’s list, non creamy layer- OBC, SC, ST and physically challenged, would have to pay only for hostel and mess. The normal fee is ₹19 lakh for the two-year course.
The director said IIM-K has over 10% of its students coming from families with annual income of ₹1 lakh or less. They are protected from steep fee increase and get a number of other benefits.
These includes full fee waiver to 1% of students having proven record of excellence in academics, sports, extracurricular or social activities through awards or recognitions at national or international level and full fee waiver for children of martyrs belonging to the military, paramilitary or police force, he said.
Half fee waiver is granted to children of defence or allied services, who are injured during action and lost their earning capacity, the director said.
The top 10 states representing these students’ profile are Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana and Gujarat.
Chatterjee said in 2012, 54% student intake was women, which was also a first of its kind in any IIMs.
First Published: Apr 30, 2019 13:46 IST