IIT Bombay Caste Awareness Course: Now it will be necessary to study ‘Caste System’, IIT Bombay will conduct the course

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IIT Bombay Courses: The SC/ST Cell of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has suggested this course.

IIT Bombay Caste Awareness: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is planning to introduce a compulsory course to raise awareness about caste. This IIT Bombay (IIT Bombay) is one of the first initiatives taken by the SC/ST Cell. SAIL believes that inclusivity can be increased only through sensitization. According to the information provided by the institute, a survey has been done by SAIL recently. Its purpose was to understand what kind of difficulties students have to face due to caste division.

In the survey, emphasis has been laid on creating more sensitization courses on caste and racial discrimination and making compulsory academic courses. In fact, on the lines of the compulsory gender sensitization course started last year, it has been asked to prepare a course on caste. Discussion is going on regarding the nature and content of the course to be started on caste. The SC/ST cell consists of Professor Bharat Adsul, Department of Computer Science and Engineering as Convenor and Professor Madhu N Belur, Department of Electrical Engineering as Co-convenor.

There will be awareness about casteist comments

When the SC/ST Cell was contacted in this regard, it said in a written statement, “It has been observed at IIT Bombay that more sensitization programs will promote inclusivity and help reduce grievances.” “For example, awareness of caste-based and racist comments will help put an end to this,” the statement said. Through this the harmony of the environment will improve. On Wednesday, SAIL organized an open discussion for the first time on the difficulties faced in the context of caste and the reasons behind them. About 100 participants gave their views in the meeting.

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Different experiences of people about caste

The students who took part in the open discussion said that different people have different experiences regarding caste in the institute. There is no uniformity in this. There is some taunt in this as to how the students who take admission through reservation seats are the ‘killers’ of the merit list. Because of this, self-doubt is created within the students who say this, which makes them feel incompetent. SAIL has also talked about a mentorship program. In this, the senior students interact with the junior SC/ST students regarding the objectives of the cell.