IIT-Kanpur has expelled 18 students over “poor academic performance”. The institute’s deputy director, Manindra Agarwal, said the students can re-appeal.
While nine postgraduate students were permanently terminated in a senate meeting held in December, nine undergraduate students were terminated in a senate meeting held Tuesday.
As many as 136 students were served termination notices in December over “poor academic performance”. Among them, 73 were undergraduate student while 63 were pursuing postgraduate and PhD courses.
“It was more on a temporary basis. The students then appealed against the termination. In the senate meeting held last month, appeal by postgraduate and research students were heard and nine of them got permanent termination. In Tuesday’s meeting, the senate heard appeals of undergraduate students. I was not part of that meeting, so I cannot confirm the exact number of students permanently terminated,” said Agarwal.
“Although this time the termination is confirmed and permanent, there is still some chance that some of these students can re-appeal and might be reinstated. I am not sure about the number of terminations in the earlier years, but there is the possibility that the number is higher this year,” Agarwal said.