Full text of statement: IIT Madras reinstates Ambedkar Periyar group
news Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 05:30
Public statement agreed upon by IIT Madras and Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, an independent student body of IIT Madras. The APSC representatives conveyed their views to the Director; in particular, that the guidelines for independent student bodies was publicised on the website on April 18, 2015, while their meeting took place on April 14th, 2015. After discussions with the Director, he requested them to meet the Dean of Students. In view of the above, the Dean of Students reinstated the recognition of APSC as an independent student body, and after consultation with the APSC representatives, recommended Prof. Milind Brahme as the Faculty Advisor. Prof. Brahme has consented to advise APSC as required in the guidelines for independent student bodies. The Board of Students met and discussed the issues raised by APSC regarding modifications to, and suggestions for ensuring uniform application of the guidelines for independent student bodies. Some of these will be implemented by the Office of Dean (Students), while the Student Affairs Council, Board of Students, and Senate will take up the modifications in due course for consideration as per established procedure. APSC and the Dean of Students expressed satisfaction that the matter has been closed.