Students of Madras Institute of Technology demand Dean’s removal 35


Students of (MIT , ) have demanded immediate removal of their Dean Professor S Thamaraiselvi. The  students also staged a walkout in protest of Dean suspending around 10  second year students for interacting with First year students. The has rule preventing the interaction of freshers with Seniors for initial 6 months to prevent acts of Ragging. Below is the student letter to Vice Chancellor , Mannar Jawahar who incidentally was from the same  and was part of before his VC tenure.

To the Respected Vice-Chancellor,

We the students of Anna University, MIT Campus are going to protest by staying inside our hostels until the Dean of MIT Campus is replaced. We will not come out of our hostels until our demands are fully accepted. We are subject to constant mental agony ever since the new Dean was sworn in. She has absolutely no idea about the traditions of MIT that have transcended the decades since when the institution was established. Our mental distress is so terrible that some of us are thinking about quitting our courses; some of us are even considering quitting the university since our career post Anna University has become a question mark. We feel that, with the college being an autonomous institution, the authorities feel they have every right to be dictatorial in their approach, especially our dean Dr. Thamarai Selvi. We wish to express displeasure with regard to the following things regarding our current dean:-

1) We are not treated like students in a professional degree course. Instead we are treated in a draconian manner not befitting even school students. A search for intellectual excellence through independent thinking cannot happen when we’re treated with utmost disrespect and disdain.

2) Dean is only concerned about her image and not about the students.

3) Thanks to the autonomy of the institute, our views are fully suppressed.

4) Even when our parents are called for any inquiries, they are treated rather poorly and our Dean has the habit of using unparliamentary words not befitting a head of such a prestigious institution. Not only was it totally uncalled for, it also tarnished the reputation of our university.

5) Our calls for proper treatment were met with threats of fines and arrears in exams. As a result, the unwritten rule in college is not to even clarify doubts in class taken by even the most unqualified faculty.

6) The Dean has also indulged in activities like entering boys hostels in person and disturbing students suffering from illnesses. Further infringement of our rights include the Dean actually entering the gents’ toilet under the pretext of catching rulebreakers. How can we function when we’re treated worse than inmates in a prison and our rights to such basic privacy aren’t guaranteed?

7) The Dean has threatened the first year students and asked them to readily lodge false complaints against their seniors even though there were no ragging incidents per se.

The Dean does not respect our rich college traditions such as the Junior-Senior relationship. Instead of allowing supervised interactions to prevent any instances of ragging, she has totally banned any mere act of even talking by putting it under the banner of ‘ragging’ in a move that would totally destroy what makes MIT so unique.

9) The hostel gates are locked every morning from 8.45 to 11.45 am. This is not specified anywhere in the university rules. As a result, even the students with legitimate excuses are not allowed into the hostel.

10) We are not allowed to use our mobiles and laptops after 9pm till morning (when classes aren’t even in session). Not every parent who wants to talk to their children away from home gets back after work before 9pm. What kind of technological institution bans laptops which are vital to any kind of research and studying that we need to do? This again is a rule that is not specified anywhere by the university in its regulations.

11. Students are excessively fined, for trivial issues, including and not limited to eating at college canteens (as opposed to the mess), not locking their rooms when they go even to a nearby restroom, for staying in their rooms when ill etc. The only gain from this is to those authorities at college who like seeing their bank balances go up.

12. The choice of the new Dean of MIT Campus, Anna University Chennai has also not been as per seniority. Money has certainly played a huge role apart from influence in making her dean. This is what’s happening at Anna University, MIT Campus and we’re fed up with many more such problems which we feel ashamed to reveal in detail for fear of the institution’s reputation taking a beating. We are however ready to share our grievances to a competent authority if given a forum where our views will actually be heard without malice from the people in power.

We hate seeing the culture of MIT taking a beating, a culture of seniors helping juniors they’ve never even met, helping them as if they were members of the same family. MIT’s fame and reputation are being degraded year by year by those with money and power. We conclude by affirming that we will not leave our hostels until the Dean, whose ill-will towards the students and inconsiderate actions that put a question mark on our careers, is changed. We are engineering students well on our way to becoming professionals, future builders of our nation’s infrastructure and would like to be treated with dignity.

Yours Sincerely,

The students of Madras Institute of Technology

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35 thoughts on “Students of Madras Institute of Technology demand Dean’s removal

  • First yrs of MIT

    DONOT CHANGE THE DEAN,DR THAMARAI SELVI ,ITS BECAUSE OF HER WE HAVE ESCAPED RAGGING .SHE IS VERY CAPABLE PERSON AND SHE NEEDS TO BE THERE.!!

          • Varun

            Dear friends in first year dont fear the seniors and get sensationalised by the information being provided by them… We as first years are safe from them only as long as Thamarai Selvi mam is dean please dont support the seniors because of fear they will rag cos if mam is gone it will become even worse. Please stop support to their campaigns.

    • passed out

      I am passed out from MIT…
      Dear First year juniors,
      For all first years kind attention, SENIOR JUNIOR RELATIONSHIP is the best and unique thing about MIT. Am in a good position because of my senoirs’ guidance and support. They really help us lot to groom in our career.
      This u wont understand now. Even in my very first semester i literally hated seniors for they imposed many rules on us. But within a months span we realised the care behind their enforcements.Its all for our goodness.
      They guide us right from wat books to refer for each subjects, wat projects to do, till how prepare for placements.
      They dont stop with this. They keep Placement classes and Personality development classes. These things our lecturers wont do, or even your “BELOVED DEAN” will do. U will understand the value of our seniors at the time of placements. without their help u cant get easily placed in ur dream companies.
      And if for hostellers, seniors are like second parents.
      They take very care of us when we are sick and guide us in our moral ways.

      And i have studied 3 years under “UR BELOVED DEAN”. U ppl really dont know her real face.
      It will be too late,When u realise the ill effects of ur deeds.
      Please support seniors and save the privilege of MIT.

      Without Seniors help really u will struggle a lot and ofcourse will miss the joy of being a pure MITian.

  • Passed Out MIT

    If snrs ask u to giv intro it doesnt mean they are ragging u….
    Its just 2% of knowledge what the lecturers giv u and the rest is acquired only thru the sessions n stuff which snrs conduct
    Its really degrading the insti’s reputation.
    Support ur snrs now…. Otherwise u r gonna suffer in the similar ways in upcoming yrs…..

  • Former Mitian

    @Passed Out MIT

    Come on dont be kidding. Half the guys go after juniors for finding girl friends and remaining half for saddistics pleasure of others suffer.

    Most guys who are ragging would be ones with lots of arrears for years.

  • aSeniorWhocares

    you ll know the value of seniors only when that first project , first semester exam and that first company comes.
    The dean is literally running a prison. Being of legal age , nobody needs to be subjected to that kind of mental torture

  • @first yr

    u the one who’s gonna suffer for 3 yrs….we have lot of experience with this so called “DEAN”….when she was HOD during dept functions she will produce an open statement “Half of the entire sponsorship money should come to my table” and with rest u do whatever u want…..she was promoted for HOD to DEAN bribing all her supporters and higher officials and now she’s recovering all those money in terms of FINE….see i can go on telling u a lot…no STAFF/DEAN or none wud help u in placement except ur seniors….3rd yrs and final years will leave soon in a year or 2..its u 1st yr gonna ENJOY (as per ur lang) at all her entire term!!!

  • Praanesh

    This should have happened even months before when the atrocities in the name of ‘Rules’ and ‘Law’ began. She should be thrown away from the seat and someone of better nature should be posted on the chair of the Dean. What the students do is right and am in full support of it.

    PS: I am Praanes Bhuvaneswar (20063024) and I dont Fuck Care if anyone from MIT (or staff for that matter!) thinks am being an abettor and a non-conformity. Screw You.

  • a firsy year

    senior its all only because of that one foolish,idiotic day scholar….
    we the first year hostellers are ready to mingle with any seniors and it is only the foolish day scholars who jus dnt understand the relation…
    indeed after this problem life in MIT is gonna change for us…
    WE CANT SURVIVE HERE WITHOUT UR HELP SENIORS…..

  • passed out

    ketta than ungaluku puthi varuma??
    Trust seniors….they wont take revenge on u…they are the one who really understand and support u in MIT.

    And in next 3 months u will know the real character of ur “BELOVED DEAN”. We have suffered a lot because of her…

  • MITian

    @first years
    Dear juns its because for ur goodness ur seniors were protesting.
    The unique thing about mit which no other coll hav is the senior junior relationship
    Every student of mit ll leave the coll with tears for two reasons
    One is tat they leaving the heaven MIT
    And other is tat they leaving their kith and kins{juniors and staffs(not the present dean)}
    u can only understand wen u experience it.
    and the present dean is completely changing the NATURE of mit.
    AND
    If u first years want a usual coll life dont support ur snrs
    Or if u want the MIT life…if u wanna be a proud MITan..plz do support ur snrs..
    Dont miss the precious memorable mit life.

  • xxx

    Dear 1st yr Juns,
    ur not going to sit n study the entire 4 yr as a 1st yr students…. nxt yr u’ll face the same prob, lik what ur seniors r facing now ….. Don’t afraid of ur seniors .. they r not a monster lik ur “SAVIOR DEAN” …. plz be with ur seniors n support them …. u r studying in an Engg College ….. not in “PAALWADI” lik a “AAYA” come n visit u in the TOILET!!!!!!to CHANGE UR NAPKIN’…… DAMN IT …. .. wat sort of tradition n management is that……. I wonder y these things r not clear to Mr.MANNAR JAWAHAR SIR.. he knows MIT better than us ( passed out students ) …. . jun’s don’t give up ….. we as a passed out students ‘ll support u now n forever ….. be unite n rewrite the new History in MIT….. LET THEM THINK N CHANGE THEMSELVES……. U R ALL ENGG STUDENTS ,….. LET THEM TREAT U WELL ….. STUPID PPL THEY DESTROYED THE TRADITION OF OUR MIT…… U CAN BUILD IT BACK JUN’S …. TC ALL ON FAST…

  • doba.s

    discipline is the most important thing to run an educational institution. The present dean of MIT is very good in it. We have send our children to study and not for fun or joy.If some students need fun and joy, they better ask their parents to sen them to USA,UK,AUSTRALIA or any othr western countries. We have put our children at MIT after went thru its facilities( old buildings etc..etc) If we wanted lxurious life for our chdren at their educational institution we wuld hav put in a city in this country. Ragging in any form must be punishd. Dear respected vice- chancellor, we need gud education with discipline. It is there in MIT under present Dean. Please encourage her.

  • Lethal Legendz

    @doba.s Sollitraru da appatakkaru .. unakku ena ya theriyum MIT ya pathi .. Is there any prob with Placements these many years?? Approm unakku enga eriyudu ??

  • 3rd year

    @doba.s : dae punda vaya… wat d fuck u knw abt MIT??? u dont knw anything abt this bitch thamaraiselvi but u are supporting her…. ur child will suffer next year da sunni otha… at that time u will realize abt her

    • doba.s

      Adai Erivaya Ongam…da..poo a nai ooooo…. Unakku seniors ethaithana solli koduttanga. onkgappaa enna ombotha? we must save our children from these 0.0001% seiors. I think, I so you in the TV in Erkadu! Good job. Unakku fittana edam.

  • Krishnan

    Dear MIT Students
    I heard that VC has called for meeting on 29th Sep. 2011 with student representatives. Don’t give up your demand. Let it be no or never. Dean has crossed her limit. Let this Dean go, so that next Dean will think twice before torturing students. You may reject even participating in meeting called by VC/registrar.
    Furthermore, don’t believe this VC. Why is he favoring the continuation current Dean S. Thamaraiselvi? By the way, how Mannar Jawahar became VC is no more secrete. Previous VC Prof. Anadhakrishnan has already revealed this. Even TN government has started enquiry against the appointment of VCs of Anna University.
    Students, let this agitation/strike not be wasted. Remember if this Dean manages to continue, she may direct faculties to reduce your marks. Her past records proves her sadist nature in punishing students. Let this agitation be no or never.

  • Doba basher

    @Doba : Dude seriously …. how uptight are you . Do you want help taking that BIG ROD UP YOUR ASS…. Don’t kid yourself .. Do you really think discipline has to forced on a 18 year old who has the right to vote. That just shows how ignorant you are .. College is a place where ideas and expression should be shared not stifled .

    Ragging must be punished but not along with a general interaction . If a person is not able to handle a brash and domineering situation. Then he/she is not mature enough.

  • doba.s

    unakku ennada theriyum MITya pathi????????Kadandha vaaram Sun News paathaaya? Chennai College podiyangalum,Kuttihalum Earkaadu Guest houseil Ganja,Abin,Ashish….. potukittu enna aatam…? All arrested.
    We need disciplined Engineers for India.I Know MIT much better than u know about it and I also know about how the parents struggles to put their children into MIT. All r top rankers(accept 1 or 2 fellows like u who got in their under various Quotas). For the past 65 yrs MIT was producing excellent disciplined Engineers. Respected
    VC Sir, pls remove these dengue mosquitoes from MIT and save MIT forever

  • Passed Out

    We feel sad to read all this… Please try to share information which can be read by all in a public forum. It spoils our MIT name as well as MITian Image. Behave like an disciplined budding Engineers. If your thoughts are right and respectable, you guys will get your requirements.

    Seniors and Juniors, We are in a respectable position, please mind it while you type.

    Greatly disappointed by you guys, Not for strike but for your comments.

  • C.R.J(parent of a mit student)

    DEAR ALL. BEING THE PARENT OF A STUDENT OF MIT I AM VERY MUCH WORRIED ABOUT MY CHILD’S CAREER LEARNING UNDER SUCH A BITCHY DEAN. ITS NOT THE STUDENTS WHO TAUGHT BAD MORALS AND WORDS ITS THE SO CALLED DEAN WHO USED INAPPROPRIATE WORDS IN FRONT OF OUR CHILDREN.I AM A GOOD WITNESS THAT HOW BAD SHE SPOKE TO US DURING THE PARENTS DEAN MEET.WE DONT WORK HARD AND EARN MONEY TO GIVE IT TO SOME BITCH WHO COLLECTS IT IN THE FORM OF FINE.MY QUESTION IS THAT HOW DID SHE EVEN BECAME THE DEAN WHEN THERE ARE SOME OTHER SENIOR STAFFS???ITS PURELY OUT OF BRIBING.SO HER MOTIVE IS TO EARN ALL THOSE MONEY WHICH SHE SPENT ON BRIBE TO GET HER DEAN POST BY FORCING UNWANTED FINES ON THE STUDENTS.WHO WILL FINE THE STUDENTS FOR EATING AT THE CANTEEN??IS THERE ANY POINT???DEAR CHILDREN AND PARENTS PLS PLS THINK WELL.DO WE NEED SUCH A PERSON AS A DEAN FOR OUR CHILDREN??IF SHE IS REALLY HAVING THE INTENTION THAT OUR CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE A GOOD CAREER THEN SHE WONT BE FINING!!!INSTEAD SHE WILL BE TEACHING THEM GOOD THINGS.BY THE WAY WE ARE HERE TO TEACH GOOD MORALS FOR OUR STUDENTS.NO MATTER HOW HARD THINGS THEY HEAR OR EXPERIENCE ITS OUR OWN WAY OF RAISING WILL HELP THEM.OFCOURSE STUDENTS WILL HAVE FUN..THEY CANT BE KEEP ON STUDYING ALLWAYS SO THEY HAVE GOOD EVENTS HAPPENING EVERY YEAR AT THE MIT.COME ON PEOPLE ITS MIT.ITS KNOWN FOR ITS CULTURE.NOW ITS THE VC’S JOB TO PLACE THE CORRECT PERSON AS DEAN. HOPE HE DIDNT RECIVE ANY COMMISSION!!! SO I BELEIVE HE WILL DO THE JOB WELL.WE ARE PARENTS AND IT DOESNT MEAN THAT WE CAN KEEP QUIET.I LOVE MY CHILDREN AND I WILL DO ANYTHING FOR THEIR WELFARE.I DONT CARE ABOUT SOME IDIOT WHO IS RUNNING HERE AND THERE FORCING UNWANTED FINES.ALL I CARE ABOUT IS MY CHILDREN SO KINDLY TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTION OR ELSE THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE ACTIONS LEGALLY!