A Word On The Belittling Hike

“This section of the student community, given the time spent on a research degree of at least 5 years, is at a stage in life where many adult responsibilities come as a package deal for most. It could be getting married and starting a family or taking care of aged parents. It is this group of research scholars which is most affected by this meagre hike in monthly stipend.”

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Fire Breaks Out at IC&SR

“Earlier today (around 9 pm), a major fire broke out at the IC&SR (Industrial Consultancies and Sponsored Research) building. The fire was soon located to the NPTEL office in the third floor and did not spread beyond the third floor. There is speculation that the source of the fire was a short circuit but this is unconfirmed. The Director was at the scene shortly and confirmed that there were no casualties. Nobody was in the building at the time the fire broke out. It has been reported that people left the NPTEL offices 15 minutes before the fire began. Water tanks and fire engines promptly reached the scene, continued arriving even around midnight and the fire was soon brought under control.”

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