The Fall and Fall of IIT

All the respect I had for the IIT started dissipating when admissions became predictably easy, thanks to hand-holding by schools that had sprung up a decade or so ago to help aspirants ace the entrance exams.

Over the years, the IITs have seen an infusion of political trivia hampering academics.

Today’s incident involving the beating up of a PhD student at the Madras IIT over beef is just another instance of how political idiocy has invaded the institution’s campuses.

Students participating in a beef fest is to me farcical. But getting smashed for it is barbarity.

G Joslin Vethakumar 

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