274 students opt out of IITs
In an understandable move that, nevertheless, would have been unheard of a decade ago, 274 students have decided to drop out of various IITs to pursue more lucrative courses at other, top-tier institutions. For the most part, these students had gotten “less desirable” seats in courses such as mining, metallurgy, architecture and biotechnology, and will be pursing computer science, electronics or electrical engineering in other colleges.
A pragmatic decision? Probably. But is excessive pragmatism depriving these students of the chance to follow their dreams?