One key thing that separates a prestigious academic institute from others is its willingness to discuss and address the problems faced by its student community. An epitome of this was the 'Open Meeting with Director' which was held on the 20th April,2014 at Dogra Hall for the first and second year students of IIT Delhi.
#1 There was a fire near block 6 (not sure) in the garbage heap...lack of water created a very awkward situation at the security area...apparently the extinguisher was faulty too and the poor guy ran from pillar to post to get sufficient water. At one point they contemplated on calling the fire truck for this puny thing!
There is an increasing consensus worldwide that engineering ethics need to be incorporated into the engineering curriculum to provide students exposure to the kind of professional ethical dilemmas they might face on an individual basis as well as the larger ethical aspects of technology development.
After months of prolonged speculation on whether the government will or will not raise the fees of IITs in accordance with the recommendation of the joint IIT council, the cat is finally out of the bag. The Union human resources development (HRD) ministry has decided to more than double the tuition fees of IITs from the current Rs 90,000 annually to Rs 2 lakh.
Given the IIT standing committee, expert committee and finally, the high-powered IIT panel all recommending steep fee hikes, the decision to raise the fees was more about "when" than "if". But still, many who refused to read the writing on the wall are a disappointed lot today.
Recognizing the need to provide an effective medium of discourse between the students and the administration in a quality academic institution , the Student Affairs Council (SAC) organized an open meeting with the director for all research scholars at IIT Delhi.