Gender-Based Harassment: A Reality on Campus?

“In this first article in T5E’s gender series, we break down our survey of 815 students and expose serious deficiencies in our understanding of sexual crimes on campus as well as the institute’s mechanisms for addressing them. In all, we received responses from 815 students.”

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IITM’s Pollution Anomaly

On 15th December, 2015 NDTV ran a story reporting that IIT Madras is the second most polluted place in the country. For anyone who has been in the campus though, excessively high pollution levels seem absurdly ridiculous to believe. To get to the root of the matter, we spoke to the Chairman of the Engineering Unit, Prof. Ligy Philips, whose research interests include air pollution modelling and control.

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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.

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Immerse: IITM Research Magazine 2013-14

The Fifth Estate and Shaastra 2014 are proud to present the second edition of IITM’s research magazine. Christened Immerse, which stands for IIT Madras Magazine on Research in Science and Engineering, the magazine features a collection of stories on some of the research accomplishments of IITM’s students, research scholars and professors across diverse disciplines. Immerse was released on January 3rd, 2014 by Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director of IITM. It is available for download on T5E.

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