IIT Kanpur has terminated sixty students from the courses they were pursuing for not performing satisfactorily despite warning.
The Dean of Academics, Dr Neeraj Misra said the termination was a normal and lawful practice. Weak students were given opportunities for improving their performance. In case, they failed to make any improvement, action is taken against them.
Forty-six undergraduate students, eight post graduates and six research scholars were among the terminated. A few of them are in the final year.
The students were given an opportunity for mercy appeal. But no concession through mercy appeal was given to the very weak students.
The institute’s administration has informed the parents and the guardians of the students about their termination and has taken steps to ensure that the upset students do not take any extreme steps, sources said.