PG Academic Affairs Council: Mid-Term Review

The Institute General Body Meets (GBMs) are conducted twice every year with the intent to provide all students a convenient mechanism to provide feedback and address concern to the student representatives responsible for various amenities on campus.

The PG Academic Affairs Council GBM is scheduled from 9:00pm tomorrow (1st November) at the IRCC Auditorium in SOM.

This review is split into three parts.

  • The first summarizes the findings of a survey conducted among the student body.
  • The second describes, in depth, the progress made on initiatives the council attempted / intended to push through.
  • The third is an excerpt from the General Secretary leading the council.

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Next, a brief summary of the advances in each sub-field has been provided. Please click on particular manifesto points to know more about the work done on each of them.

I: New Initiatives

PhD Fellowship Increase

Preferential TA Allotment

Internships for PG students

Automated M.Tech Project Allotment

Course Tagging for PGs

Fee Waiver for PhD students

English Classes for PG students

II: Infrastructure

Aakash Tablet Distribution

Night Canteen in Acad Area

III: Workshops and Seminars

Summer Software School

Research Scholar Discussion Group

PG Alumni Lecture Series

Industry-Institute Interaction

GS Speaks: Shubham Badjate

shubham When I took the charge of my responsibilities, I found that many key issues that PG students face are beyond the scope of institute administration. Some require the approval of entire IIT council, while others require that of the ministry. Unfortunately, neither has student representation. Hence, with help of like-minded students from different institutes, I decided to take these matters to relevant authorities. Fellowship hike of PhD students was one such issue which has been taken care by Ministry of Science and Technology. Necessary follow up is being done with MHRD for stipend of PhD and Masters students and few other issues.

Our other ongoing and future activities include Aakash tablet distribution, software workshops, six sigma workshop, industry institute interaction, departmental activities, PG internships, PG minors, late night tea canteen, PG alumni lecture series, RSAS for all departments combined, research media cell, research book portal, database of laboratories and instruments, PhD qualifier exam, web interface between the HRD minister and IITians to name a few. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you expect something more or want to contribute in any of our activity.

Do come to the GBM starting 9 PM on 1st Nov. at IRCC auditorium. Your views are important to us.