IIT Delhi revokes termination order of 3 students

July 4th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has revoked the expulsion of three students for under performance here today, including two belonging to the Scheduled Caste.

The premier institute had expelled 20 students, of these 11 belonged to the SC category, one to the ST and eight were General Category students citing unsatisfactory performance in June first week.

The IIT official said the decision on 17 others would remain the same.

The decision was taken today after a meeting of the IIT’s review committee which looked into a complaint regarding expulsions.

A senior IIT official said, “The committee took a lenient view because of the special circumstances.”

Recently, the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes had summoned IIT Delhi Director Surendra Prasad on a complaint that the administration had deliberately handpicked the students from the SC/ST communities. (ANI)

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