IIT- Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, has canceled 214 students from 2020-21 session academic programs for failing to pay tuition and semester monsoon fees during covid-19 induced lockdown period .
The academic dean of the IIT -ISM, Professor Chiranjeev Kumar, has issued a notice in this regard along with the names of the students in arrears. HT has inspected the notice.
“These students have not deposited the pre-registration and semester monsoon fee. Therefore, they have been withdrawn from participating in the academic program of the institution in 2020-21 ”, the notice mentions.
However, the administration has given these students one week until December 16 to appeal against the order.
“The Senate would make the final decision on his application,” an official said.
According to him, the result of the monsoon semester of these students, if any of them had appeared in the online exam during the confinement, it would be delayed.
Official sources at IIT-ISM said that management had sent them a reminder four times during the period to deposit the tuition and monsoon semester fee, but these students did not respond.
Sources said that during the shutdown, 129 students paid the tuition but did not deposit the monsoon semester fee. However, 85 out of a total of 214 did not deposit both tuition and semester fees.
B.Tech, M. Tech, Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and PhD students are among the 214 who have been laid off.
IIT-ISM sources said that some students at the institution had launched a massive campaign to waive the closing period fee. As part of the campaign, they also sent a Twitter message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and HRD Union Minister Prakash Javedkar requesting a fee waiver.
A senior professor at IIT-ISM said that although the Senate meeting is not scheduled, it will be convened shortly to decide the fate of the dismissed students.