Casual Sexism on Campus: Perspectives From a Male Student

“A simple reflection on the Institute norm would make us realize that casual sexism is quite deeply rooted here, and sometimes leads to egregious cases of sexual harassment. This norm is established quite early – think back to the freshie night comment screen and how it is filled with sexually explicit comments when women perform. Freshie guys are forced to follow freshie girls and get their room and phone numbers, which dangerously normalizes stalking and falsely equates persistent harassment with reward. We’re also introduced to Insti slang fairly early, and one of the most used terms is “rape”. “

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PG Accommodation Crisis: Turning a Blind Eye on a Real Problem

“More than the decision, what I was able to observe in the scholars was the anger towards the authoritarian way of decision making by the administration, as always. Many of the scholars were emotionally moved and there was a cry for having a protest. After repeated meetings with the administration by the RAS and scholars, it was decided that there will not be an immediate implementation of the policy, even though it still stays as a policy.”

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Through the Goggles of a Graduate: Pragathi Praveena

“There is something about seeing achievers in their flesh (and breathing the same molecules) that makes me believe that big impact and big dreams do happen. Moreover, the tag of graduating from an IIT has definitely given me a head start. I had been granted the luxury of dreaming big and I know that my capabilities and time are valued even more by virtue of a legacy left behind, to which I will certainly contribute.” Erstwhile lit sec and elec graduate Pragathi writes about her four years at insti

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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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