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Seven IITs decided not to participate in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in April, alleging a lack of transparency.
In a midnight Facebook post, IIT Bombay director Subhasis Chaudhuri made the announcement and appealed for donations to help economically lesser privileged students.
IITs in Delhi, Bombay, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, Kanpur & Roorkee said if Times can convince them about transparency in its ranking process, they will rethink next year.
With countries virtually shutting down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several students at IITs and IIMs last week found their job offers revoked by US-based research firm Gartner.
This is the first time an Indian institute, much less two, has made it to the top 50 bracket in the QS World Ranking.
Studies on the Indian diaspora in the US can lead one to conclude that caste largely vanishes beyond boundaries of India. The story of IIT students suggests otherwise.
Internal report of IIT Madras says Fathima Latheef was a bright student and scored well in all subjects barring one, and that caused her distress.
The IIT Guwahati students had petitioned Gauhati High Court, questioning the institute's authority to charge a fee on a mandatory basis.
IITs, IIMs & IISERs had not been adhering to reservation norms in entirety when hiring faculty. Govt now makes it mandatory to implement quota in all teaching positions.
Niti Aayog has recommended to the Modi govt that it should involve IITs to help regulate medical devices rather than CDSCO, India's drug regulator.
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