Note: If you find any relevant articles by thoughtful and original authors, on either side of the issues, please suggest them to me for linking.
IIT Bombay's computer science professor Soumen Chakrabarti discusses extensive environmental damage being done to the IIT campus
IIT's website notes that, 'The Institute campus at Powai extends over 200 hectares and is situated in picturesque surroundings with Vihar and Powai lakes on either sides and green hills strewn around...Consciously developed, the campus has retained and increased its green cover, rich in natural flora and fauna.' Professor Chakrabarti, however, in his artcle titled 'Destruction is our Second Nature,' through words and photos, paints a dismal picture. A must-read.
Professor B.N. Banerjee of IIT-K discussus problems with JEE
Banerjee's ideas about some of the problems of JEE concide with mine.
How I was ragged at IIT Delhi and why it was no joke - by Sujit Saraf
'Shared humiliation was supposed to draw us close together. Instead it boxed us into shells. It destroyed our first foray into adulthood. It robbed us of valuable moments in our lives. It turned our first month in college into a nightmare.'
Norman Matloff, UC Davis - Popular Writings
Norman Matloff's writings have been used sometimes by zenophobic organizations to bash foreigners and IITians but he is not one of them. He is a brilliant thinker and speaks his mind even though I think he is wrong at a few places
The IIT Story: Issues and Concerns by KANTA MURALI
Some of the major issues facing IITs are tackled nicely.
Anil Chawla IITian
He is an IITian like me.
Dilbert pokes fun at IIT grads - Indians (and IITians) respond First many of us were flattered to have IIT graduates mentioned in Dilbert comic strip. This link is to Economic Times readers' discussion board. Comment by kravicp (page 1, second from bottom) is interesting.