IITian Chetan Bhagat seems to be very upset over Narayana Murthy's comment on the quality of IITians. Reacting strongly, Bhagat tweeted, "Mr Murthy had a point, but wish he wasn't so sweepingly high handed. Fix the system. No point judging students."
Taking a dig at Murthy, the author said, "It is ironic when someone who runs a body shopping company and calls it hi-tech, makes sweeping comments on the quality of IIT students."
Bhagat stood by IITians and their contribution to the industry including Murthy's Infosys. "IITians have made a great contribution in making Infosys what it is. Hope people remember that."
The Infosys chairperson Narayan Murthy had commented on the quality of IIT engineers at a 'Pan IIT' summit in New York where IIT alumini were present. Murthy said the quality of students entering Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has deteriorated over the years due to the "coaching classes that prepare engineering aspirants."