Across the IITs, National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), there have been 61 suicides in this period.
There Is No ‘Harvard-Led Attack’ on IITs. So Why Is IIT Kanpur Entertaining the Idea?
Anyone familiar with the IITs would agree that a purely engineering education — preceded by years of social isolation in a high-pressure coaching environment — is not conducive to …
IITs Will Remain Elitist Until They Prioritise the Needs of Marginalised Students
The response of the IITs to such a critical issue is often seen as formulaic – more akin to solving an engineering problem, without considering the psychological dimensions of …
Anti-Minority’: Students, Academics Criticise Modi Govt’s Move to Discontinue MANF Scheme
Experts noted that the move would make higher education inaccessible to underprivileged students from minority communities.
Hindi, Local Languages as Medium of Instruction in All Institutions, Recommends Shah-Led Panel
English should be the medium of instruction only where it is absolutely necessary and gradually it should be replaced with Hindi in those institutions, the committee has recommended.
Battle Over Textbook Revision in Karnataka Has Helped Expose the Ideology of Brahminical-Hindutva
Though the resistance is growing and evolving on the ideological plane, it currrently lacks the ability to see through the designs of the RSS-BJP – leave alone defeat it.
‘Academic Distress’ and Student Suicides in India: A Crisis That Needs to be Acknowledged
More students died by suicide than farmers in 2020, yet, while farmers’ suicides are widely recognised as a crisis in India, students’ suicides are increasingly swept under the rug.
‘Dark Clouds Looming’: IIT Alumni Ask PM Modi to Condemn Dharma Sansad, ‘Bulli Bai’ App
In a letter that echoes the contents of the one written by alumni and faculty members of IIMs, former IIT students said that the prime minister's silence is 'deeply …
IIT Madras Faculty Member Resigns Citing Caste Discrimination at Institute
In an email, Vipin P. Veetil apprises members of the faculty that one of the primary reasons for 'my leaving the institute is the caste discrimination I have faced …
At IITs, PhD Applicants from Marginalised Communities Have Much Lower Acceptance Rate
Data covering PhD admissions to major IITs between 2015 and 2019 shows that none of them fulfilled the government-mandated reservation policy for SC and ST students.