Student Body Only 'Temporarily De-recognised' and Not Banned: IIT-M
CHENNAI: The Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle (APSC), which was 'banned' by IIT-Madras after a letter from the Centre, has only been temporarily de-recognised and will get a chance to explain their stand to the Board of Students, an IIT-M official press release has said.
While the banning of the Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle (APSC) by IIT-Madras is being hotly debated on social media, the institute has stated that study circles or groups formed by students inside the IIT campus can not use the institute's name to publicise their activities or garner support, without official permission.
In a press release given on Friday afternoon, IIT-M has stressed that it does not freedom of expression of students, but expects groups to adhere to guidelines while conducting activities.
The APSC had violated the guidelines while conducting the meeting, on April 14 which created the controversy, and hence was temporarily derecognised. They would be given a chance to explain their stand to the Board of Students, as per procedure.