Asst prof of IIT Madras resigns on caste discrimination

Vipin Puthiyedathveetil, an Assistant Professor of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, has resigned from the premier institute citing caste discrimination. 

Vipin has been teaching at the IIT Madras since March 2019. Vipin who hails from Payyannur, Kerala has sent the resignation letter by mail to the authorities.

The letter which he posted on social media platforms has gone viral. In the letter, he said that he had faced caste discrimination even in his department of Humanities and that OBC’s and SC/ST teachers are facing huge discrimination at the premier institute.

Vipin in his mail has encouraged people in the institution to step up and raise complaints with the grievances committee at the institute and even with the courts.

In the resignation letter, he suggested that the institute sets up a committee to study the experience of the SC and OBC faculty. The letter also suggested that this committee should have members from the SC/ST commission, OBC Commission and psychologists.

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