IIT-Delhi opens its doors wider for grooming course
The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi has opened its doors
wider: all students wanting to take up the week-long self-enrichment programme can
do so now. It was earlier meant only for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates.
TOI had reported about the course in its Thursday 30th June's edition. But various
experts were anguished that the IIT-Delhi was running the programme only for SC/ST
students and termed the grooming course as smacking of apartheid and causing segregation
on campus. Reacting promptly, the tech school changed its stand; it will now allow
all students to take the course.
The co-ed programme, which will run from July 10 to July 17, is made up of modules
on communication, personality development and theater for communication (more like
(All) JEE selected students who are planning to join IIT-Delhi are encouraged to
register for the special Self-Enrichment Programme starting July 9. The programme
is open for limited registration for up to 200 students and preference will be given
to SC/ST and other students from economically weaker background, read a fresh note
put out by IIT-Delhi on Thursday 30th June.
The residential programme is conducted by the Center for Research and Education
for Social Transformation, Kerala (CREST). It will enable students to improve communication
skills, better time management and public expression as well as build self-confidence,
says the note put up by the institute.
Courtesy: Times of India