Ramesh `relieved` at `civilised entry into IIT`
Union Environment minister Jairam Ramesh, appeared relieved at the 13th convocation of IIT, Guwahati saying he was `half expecting` a black flag demonstration.
Guwahati: Union Environment minister
Jairam Ramesh, who recently stirred up a controversy for his
comment on IITs and IIMs, on Friday appeared relieved at the 13th
convocation of IIT, Guwahati saying he was `half expecting` a
black flag demonstration.
"I had a civilised entry into IIT, Guwahati today. I
had half expected a black flag demonstration," Ramesh said at
the beginning of his convocation address.
"I am grateful for the faculty not giving vent to
their feelings," Ramesh said, referring to the student protest
at TISS, Mumbai when he had gone there to address its
convocation on May 11.
Ramesh, on May 23, had kicked up a storm claiming that
the faculties at the IITs and IIMs were not world class, but
the students were.