Of the top 100 JEE rank holders, about 15% have opted for electrical engineering despite securing seats in computer science.
This year, of the 54 top 100 students, 10 have ditched computer science and engineering and chosen electrical engineering as their first preference.
As admissions opened in the new IITs at rank 600, the topper at IIT-Hyderabad chose electrical engineering. IIT- Gandhinagar also opened admissions with the same stream.
IIT Delhi has decided to terminate 25 students, many of them from the scheduled caste category, for poor performance.
We found that quotas don’t work as well in the IITs, where the demands for academic excellence are higher.
At IIM, Kozhikode, the highest salary earned by a general category student was Rs70 lakh this year; the highest earned by the SC/ST candidate was just Rs13 lakh.
According to information provided by IIT-Powai in Mumbai, 21 SC/ST students were asked to terminate their undergraduate BTech course in 2006-2007.
“It is generally assumed that reserved category students, on an average, score 20% less than their general category counterparts.”.
Of the 252 research students, 167 are pursuing their research in engineering, 66 are working in the area of pure science and the rest are into humanities and management.
Of all the doctoral students likely to graduate this year, most are from the chemical engineering department.
In 1974, all the IITs put together gave the country 184 PhD students.
Even IIT-Delhi saw 140 PhD degrees this year.
Less than 1% of engineering graduates go in for research.
Thanks to the comment from DalitForDalits, I checked out this link which talks about the discrimination students faced from IIT Delhi professors:
Physics professor was taking my viva and I was not able to answer then she became very annoyed and asked me, “Are you from quota?” I said, “No.” Then she said, “Quota means SC/ST.” (and not Kota, Rajasthan).
When I asked for my re-examination, the professor immediately replied, “Reservation lekar IIT mein aa jate ho aur exam bhi nahi dete.”.
The professor started saying that reservation is unjust as undeserving students from reserved category are selected while upper caste students who are meritorious are left out and indulge in theft and robbery.
One professor showed my records to the two neighbouring Professors and said in hushed tone, “SC student”. Then one of the Professors said, “ok, let him go”. No body asked anything about my problems. I felt it was utter waste to attend the SRC meetings.