IIT-D asked to review SC/ST students’ expulsion

June 17th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi , June 17 (ANI): Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi has been asked by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to review the expulsion of 12 undergraduate students belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) category.
The 12 expelled students met the Chairman of the SC/ST Commission Buta Singh, this morning.
The Director of IIT-Delhi, Professor Surendra Prasad, had been summoned by the commission on Monday and was asked to explain why the students were expelled.
It has been claimed by the expelled students that they have been discriminated against, as they belong to the SC community.
They say that instead of the extra coaching that they were to receive, they were diverted to extra curricular activities.
Professor Bijendra Jain, the institutes Deputy Director, rejected the allegations and insisted that the students were asked to leave solely because of their poor performance.
The institute has never asked so many students to leave at a time because of poor performance.
IIT-Delhi will send a report on the review to the commission in two weeks. (ANI)

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