Shocking Statement by IIT-M Dean: Death of 3 Students “Statistically not Important!”
When asked as to what the Institute in general and Guidance and Counselling Unit (GCU) in particular was doing to address the situation and to improve the response against such incidents, dean of students Govardhan M said, “Why are you always reporting negative news about IIT Madras? We also have the maximum number of patents but you didn’t report that. But you would want to report the death of 3 out of 5000 students which is statistically not important. Why don’t you go to other engineering institutes and find out how many died there. Why only IIT?”
Three suicide deaths in five months are “statistically not important?” How much more stupid and insensitive can one get in a situation like this? This dean is pathetic and has no business being the dean.