IIT Kharagpur Imposes Upto ₹10,000 Fines For On-Campus Alcohol Consumption

IIT Kharagpur has introduced graded fines for students who consume alcohol on campus or engage in brawls, marking a significant shift in the institute’s approach to handling such issues.

What Happened: According to a Times of India report, IIT Kharagpur announced on Monday that students found consuming alcohol on campus will be fined ₹5,000 for the first offence and ₹10,000 for subsequent offences.

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Parents will be informed in both instances. If a student is found guilty more than twice, the case will be referred to a disciplinary committee, which will recommend “appropriate punishment”, and a minimum penalty of ₹50,000.

The institute has also warned students about inappropriate behaviour under the influence of alcohol off campus, with steeper fines. Students who get into a brawl with outsiders will be fined ₹25,000 by the dean of student affairs for a first-time offence. The student’s parents will also have to meet the dean and submit a declaration that such violations will not recur.

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