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Posts published in May 2015

A Case for Dignified Debate

  Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the individual authors only. The Fifth Estate does not endorse any of the views…

Against Hatred

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the individual authors only. The Fifth Estate does not endorse any of the views mentioned…

Dissent and Derecognition – The APSC issue

The Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC) issue that brought IITM into the spotlight recently and became a trending topic on online media, has brought a great many debates to the forefront — from freedom of speech on campus, caste discrimination in IITM and the classic ‘Right versus Left’ debate, with national media trying to sensationalize the issue through distorted facts and statements. In what follows, T5E has tried to represent the facts and opinions on the events that have transpired from the derecognition of the APSC by speaking to various stakeholders.

India ka Ultimate Tyohaar

From beside the boundary line, a DJ plays the signature trumpet tune. A Mexican wave surges along the perimeter of the stands. Cut to the…

IIT Madras: Going Global

In the fourth and concluding part of this series, we look at IIT Madras' bid for global eminence.

IIT Madras: ‘Startup U’

In the third article of this four-part series, we look at why IIT Madras is becoming known as India's Stanford.

IIT Madras: Where You Learn by Doing

In the second article of this four-part series, we look at learning beyond the four walls of the classroom.

IIT Madras: A Land of Opportunities

One of the goals of the IIT Madras Strategic Plan 2020 is to become a technological university ranked in the top 50 in the world in all disciplines. In the first of this four-part series, we look at why exciting times are ahead for research at IIT Madras.

Made in Insti: Ather

“Sometimes your solution to a problem will seem very obvious. Never think about why someone else hasn’t thought about it. You will be surprised by what is not obvious for many people and how much inertia people have in implementing something new." Finally, he says, “Most importantly, think big and never be intimidated by the problem or the difficulty in thinking big. The bigger you think, the tougher it is for your competition to beat you."