Super failure: Horrors of IIT dream9 min read . Updated: 23 Jul 2019, 11:02 PM IST
- There is something deeply wrong in the IIT ecosystem, which should worry us as a society
- What the media doesn’t report is that the median salary of a fresh IIT graduate is ₹8-10 lakh a year, and that even in the top IITs, 15-20% don’t get jobs on campus
Super 30, the Hrithik Roshan-starrer movie based on the life of Anand Kumar, who runs an IIT entrance coaching centre in Patna, is a hit. I haven’t watched this hagiography, but the release of the film is an occasion to talk about a deep malaise that has been affecting millions of families over the past two decades and more. This is the widespread insane belief among the Indian middle class that getting into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a ticket to paradise on earth.
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