All Political Activities Barred in IIT-Madras

Government to Drop Legal Action Against IIT-M
  • IIT-Madras has issued a circular with an aim to bar all kinds of “political activity” because that is “against the apolitical nature of the institute”.
  • Another clause in the circular — an undertaking to be signed by students, scholars, project associates and others – says, “I shall not indulge in any activity that will adversely affect the image of the university”.
  • It is less than a year after IIT-Madras banned a Dalit students’ movement, and then revoked the decision following nationwide protests.