Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ஐஐடி டெல்லியில் தலித்துகளுக்கு இடம்கொடுக்காமல் சதி

ஐஐடி டெல்லியில் தலித்துகளுக்கு இடம்கொடுக்காமல் சதி நடந்துள்ளது. அதனை தாழ்த்தப்பட்டவர்கள் நல கமிஷன் கண்டறிந்து ஐஐடியையும் டெல்லி பல்கலைக்கழகதத்தையும் வன்மையாக கண்டித்துள்ளது.

SC panel asks IIT-D to review expulsion
Aradhana Sharma
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (New Delhi)

Are the country's top educational institutions discriminating against students on caste lines?

Two of the country's top educational institutions - IIT-Delhi and the Delhi University - are under the scanner of the Scheduled Caste Commission for tardy implementation of the reservation and admission for SC students.

The Scheduled Caste Commission chairman has summoned the IIT Director to explain why it had asked 12 of its Scheduled Caste students to leave the institute mid-course.

The commission took this step after three of the ousted SC students came to it last week.

''We were singled out even when we did better. We were not marked properly. We were also not given proper guidance to make us do better,'' says one of the aggrieved student Ravinder Kumar.

The SC Commission's word is not binding on the IIT but its reprimand carries weight. And the commission now blames the institute for the students' poor performance.

''The institutes are supposed to inform parents if students are not doing well and also provide them with back up support to ensure that they improve their academic standards. But this was not done. We have asked the director to hear the students' complaints personally,'' says Buta Singh, Chairman, SC Commission.

IIT director Dr Surendra Prasad has said that it was not only the SC students, 16 poor performers from other categories too were expelled. But one of India's premier institutes has assured that it will review the cases.

Last week, another case involving the Delhi University was filed before the SC Commission. Students had complained that centralised admission forms given out by the university offered them less choice both in terms of colleges and courses compared to general category students.

For the moment, both IIT-Delhi and Delhi University are preparing their reply to the SC Commission.

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