Almost two hundred years ago, Thomas Carlyle wrote with magisterial certitude: “The true university of these days is a collection of books”.
Carlyle believed that the rise of print technology and the drive towards mass education in the western world had weakened the idea of the authoritative teacher. The ‘heroes’ of his time, he argued, were writers, not teachers, and aspiring students could go directly to books as repositories of learning.
Is the Internet, then, the ‘true university’ of the 21s t century?
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Introducing the guy behind all philosophies! Read on to find out more about our conversation with Professor Burra, one of the coolest and most looked upon Professor on campus. His Hukka courses are truly to die for. We present to you, Professor Arundra Burra's views on most of things that directly affect our life on campus.
"Stop, take a breath, look at the world and ask yourself - what kind of person do I want to be?
Who do I want to be? Do I just want to be ticking and scoring or do I want to stop and start caring for other people and doing things that make a difference to other people’s life?"
Nearly a semester has passed since our new Deans got appointed, and it is time we had a closer look at their lives. IIT Delhi is not an easy place to administer. Yet, these professors have taken up the challenge to do it. Here is Prof. Sandeep Sen, Dean of Faculty, talking about his life, his concerns and his plans for the betterment of the institution.
Department of Chemical Engineering
“Don’t let anyone impose anything on you. Try to explore what IIT offers you. Follow what interests you because work would constitute a major chunk of your life. And make the best use of your time at IIT because this will be the most cherished time of your life.”