[In pictures] IIT Kharagpur protests fees hike by MHRD

IIT Kharagpur witnessed a concerned gathering coming out in protest on Tuesday (12/04/2016) against the recent tuition fee hike by the MHRD. Over 400 students were part of the peaceful demonstration starting at 7:15 PM , marching from the Gymkhana to the GolC. They demanded that the fee hike, from rupees 90,000 to rupees 2,00,000 per annum, be rolled back. They also expressed their grief with respect to the hike being imposed on the current batch of students. VP Atal Ashutosh Agarwal addressed the gathering and called for a coherent and united effort from the protesters.Students from all the years came to the fore and energetically vocalized their opinions and grievances, before disbanding at 8:30.