Vox: Don’t Communalise the Peaceful Gathering at IIT Kanpur | December 21, 2019

Vox Populi means voice of the people. On December 21, 2019, this article was shared by the campus newspaper of IIT Kanpur. Reproduced here without permission, this article shall hopefully persist until the original is restored.

Vox Populi strongly condemns the blatant communalisation and misinformation being circulated in digital media around the peaceful march on 17th December at the IIT Kanpur campus. This is an attempt to put forth the events of the day and factually counter any misrepresentation of the facts.

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Summary: Campus for Differently Abled People | March 5, 2017

This is an incomplete archive of the discussions around how the campus pans out for differently-abled students. The outcome of this was supposed to be sent to the Cell for People with Disabilities on campus.

The current status of Institute level work planning as informed by DOIP:

  1. Our goal is to make the ground floor of all buildings freely accessible to all.

  2. Access to Lecture Hall and Tutorial block has been provided. Provision of Access to tutorial block upper floor will be executed in 2-3 months.

  3. Access to Library and Environmental Science Building has been provided.

  4. Provision of Access to Faculty Building second floor is under execution.

  5. Provision of Access to Drawing Hall using lift is under planning.

  6. Full width ramps form Faculty Building to drawing hall are under planning.

  7. One elevator in Visitor’s hostel is under planning. This will also help VH residents in carrying their luggage upstairs.

  8. Entry to Lecture Hall 7 will be made barrier free. The work will start in May 2017.

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Whose Spaces | August 31, 2017

This is an incomplete archive of events from IIT Kanpur. Written for Nirvaak, a more concise version of this story can be found here.

The Visitor’s Hostel (VH), IIT Kanpur, recently saw a change of contract. A competitive bidding process was followed, like in 2015, but it was based on a new tender document introduced this year. Consequently, a new contractor replaced the old one. The motivation behind this, as reported by Vox Populi, a student-run news medium, is to improve the quality of services.

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