IIT-Delhi row: MEA asks HRD Ministry why MoU is invalid

As per the MoU, IIT-Delhi would admit students for IITRA and award degrees to them. After 2018, IITRA would award the degrees.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 5, 2015 1:15:49 am
HRD ministry, IITRA, IIT Delhi, india news, indian express, MEA, IIT-Delhi and Mauritius Research Council, International Institute of Technology The HRD ministry has maintained that the arrangement is “illegal” and violates IIT Act.

MEA has sought a clarification from HRD Ministry, asking what provisions of the MoU between IIT-Delhi and Mauritius Research Council for setting up an International Institute of Technology Research Academy in Mauritius are not valid. The MoU hit headlines after IIT-Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar resigned in December.

Reports said he quit following pressure from the Ministry to release Rs 70 lakh to BJP leader and former IIT-Delhi faculty Subramanian Swamy as salary dues. Ministry officials, however, unofficially claimed he resigned as an enquiry into the MoU was initiated.

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Sources said MEA sought the reply after a communication from Mauritius government. As per the MoU, IIT-Delhi would admit students for IITRA and award degrees to them. After 2018, IITRA would award the degrees.

The HRD ministry has maintained that the arrangement is “illegal” and violates IIT Act.

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