Don’t let the IIT faculty strikes fool you. For the academically inclined, IIXs are still the best.
I am here to argue that the IIXs (where X = T, M, Sc, SER, ….) continue to be among the best — if not the best — places in India for the academically oriented among you. The protest by IIT faculty (cheered from the sidelines by others in IIXs) should not be allowed to block your view of arguably the brightest picture in Indian academy.
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T. A. Abinandanan is a Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He writes extensively on a wide range of topics concerning higher education in India, particularly the IITs, IIMs, IISc and such other institutes. His writings can be found at http://nanopolitan.blogspot.com .The Fifth Estate thanks The Scholars’ Avenue and Dr.Abinandanan for contributing this article.