“Today, one of the organizers of the beef-eating fest, a Ph.D student from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, was physically attacked by Manish Kumar Singh, one of the students who opposed the beef-eating fest.”
“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.”
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.
Nagendra Kumar Reddy, a final year M.Tech student in Civil Engineering department, was found to have committed suicide in his room in Tamaraparani hostel yesterday. The circumstances of death seem unclear at the present as he did not leave behind any suicide note. A police investigation has been started to look into possible reasons.
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.
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.
“It’s been a roller-coaster year for T5E, with our fair share of ups and downs.”
“Armchair thinker, excessive drinker, occasional writer, wants to be lighter” is how you would know Ramesh Srivats, an alumnus of IIT Madras, who has
Shaastra 2013 and The Fifth Estate in a joint initiative, are proud to present the first ever edition of the IIT Madras Student Research Magazine.
by Abhinay Reddy IIT Madras had its first master plan drafted around five decades ago. It was during the tenure of our first director,