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A legal framework is needed to prevent rampant caste bias on campus

Fifty years is a good time period to see how IITs have fared in achieving a constitutional mandate — representation of SC and ST communities

IITs have been providing reservations at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels through JEE and GATE entrance examinations, respectively (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Published on Aug 29, 2023 09:35 AM IST

Centre suggests common exam for govt engineering colleges, IITs object

The IITs currently admit students through the joint entrance exam or JEE(Advanced) exam which is conducted by the institutes themselves on rotation.

An April IIT Council meeting saw the Union government suggesting a common entrance exam (PTI)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 05:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

IIT-Madras student dies by suicide in hostel, 4th case in three months

An undergraduate student of IIT-Madras allegedly died by suicide on Friday, police said, marking the fourth such incident at the institute in three months.

An undergraduate student of IIT-Madras allegedly died by suicide on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 12:22 AM IST
By, Chennai

Battling bias on IIT campuses

To fulfil the promise of equal opportunities to all, IITs must adopt a three-pronged approach

IIT Bombay. (HT photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2023 06:53 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

IITs told to ensure zero discrimination on campus after spate of suicides by students

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been directed to ensure "zero tolerance" for discrimination and provide robust support systems, following a spate of student suicides. The IIT council, led by the country's education minister, met for the first time in two years to discuss the issue. The council also examined ways to help students overcome language barriers and discussed possible reasons behind students dropping out.

Several incidents of death by suicide have been reported among students at IIT campuses over the last few months (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 11:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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