Gauhati HC Directs IIT-Guwahati To Refund Alumni Fee

Eight IIT-G students had filed a plea in August 2019 stating that the imposition of the fee, under the head ‘Alumni Fee’, violates the Indian Constitution

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The Gauhati High Court has directed the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) to refund alumni fund fees of Rs 1,500 taken at the time of admission collected from a set of students who had contested the matter.

Eight IIT-G students had filed a plea in August 2019 stating that the imposition of the fee, under the head ‘Alumni Fee’, violates the Indian Constitution, and questioned the institute’s authority to charge the levy on a mandatory basis, The Print reported.

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