Dress 'diktat' row at IIT

Wear fully covered decent dresses’:IIT-Delhi’s fresh India Tv

"I saw the notice yesterday (Monday) and found it very weird".

The notice was however removed from the notice board after a NewsX report.

House Day, scheduled for April 20, is an annual event at the institute where residents can invite guests in the hostel for an hour.

India Tv- IIT-Delhi’s fresh diktat for women residents

"This is the first time that such a notice has been put up". Ending the woes of marking attendance for teachers as well as students, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has developed a mechanism for the objective using beacons in classrooms and smart phones.Incurring a cost of Rs 14 lakh, the premiere institute has set up beacons in all its classrooms, which will act as sensors as soon as a student enters the classroom. "The DCW is looking into the matter", she said.

Professor and Dean, Student Welfare, S Krishna, said he had asked concerned hostel authorities to take down the notice. "The notice was not put there by us". The notice had stirred a controversy with students opposing the diktat. The order was printed on the official letterhead of the institute with the name of the hostel. However, Sridevi denied having signed any such notice. "It is a terrible display of a patriarchal mindset by a prestigious institution like IIT. This is a mindset that needs to change", Maliwal said. "DCW is against any kind of discrimination and this kind of moral policing is very sad". According to its prospectus, "Residents are expected to dress in a manner that is the normal norm in the society while visiting the dining hall, visitor's room and other common spaces in the hostel or the college".

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