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Another Vemula in the making at IIT Indore

Indore: A netizen claiming to be a research scholar of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore tweeted that the institute has toughened situation for PhD students so much so that another incident like the tragic suicide of Rohit Vemula could take place any time on the IIT campus.

“IIT Indore is changing rules every year for PhD,” the netizen claimed uploading a schedule in which number of publications fixed for a PhD scholar has been mentioned.


As per the schedule, in the year 2015 each PhD scholar was required to publish/present two papers either in journal or conference in four years. The schedule further reads that the number of journals was increased to three in year 2016/17 but the duration was also increased from four to five.

In 2018, the number of journals has been increased to four with duration of only four years.

In a tweet to HRD minister Prakash Javdekar, the netizen said: “I think your ministry is waiting for some mishappening like Rohit Vemula type of event to take place at IIT Indore campus. Please don’t use students’ health and life for your vote bank sir. Please look into this matter as soon as possible. Otherwise, the so-called senate new rules can force research scholars turn to be Rohit Vemula of IIT Indroe. #saveiitindore”

I think your ministry is waiting for some mishappening like Rohit Vemula type of event to take place at IIT Indore campus. Please don’t use students’ health and life for your vote bank sir. Please look into this matter as soon as possible. Otherwise, the so-called senate new rules can force research scholars turn to be Rohit Vemula of IIT Indore. #saveiitindore –TWEET BY PHD SCHOLAR TO HRD MINISTER