1. IIT-Kanpur tells students to shed colonial tradition, go for kurtas, pyjamas, churidaars during convocation

IIT-Kanpur tells students to shed colonial tradition, go for kurtas, pyjamas, churidaars during convocation

IIT Kanpur has directed its students to don ethnic attire like kurtas, pyjamas and churidaars during their convocation ceremony, in place of the ceremonial black robes and head gear.

By: | Lucknow | Published: June 13, 2017 9:22 PM
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Keen to shed what it calls a “colonial tradition”, the prestigious IIT Kanpur has directed its students to don ethnic attire like kurtas, pyjamas and churidaars during their convocation ceremony, in place of the ceremonial black robes and head gear. The convocation ceremony will be held on June 15 and 16 in which some 1,600 students of graduate and post graduate levels will receive their degrees from chairman of Tata Sons, Natarajan Chandrasekaran. “For the first time, students will receive their degrees in the institute not in the British-time gowns and headgear but in kurta pyjamas (boys) and kurta-churidaars (girls) along with stoles in different colours to mark their specific courses,” IIT-K Director, Professor Indranil Manna told PTI over the phone. He added that the students will be required to wear Indian clothes during all future convocations. Coinciding with the golden jubilee of the institute, the ceremony will also see professors donning golden coloured robes fully covering their suit. They will also not be needed to wear black leather shoes and will be free to go in for Indian footwear in leather, Manna said.

  1. Vinay Joshi
    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm
    Why can't they receive certificates in ordinary dress
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      chakm
      Jun 14, 2017 at 7:16 am
      There is no better example of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OSD), and this one permeates the influx of a toxic dose of political correctness as well. This shows that the IIT administration is as ignorant and removed from reality as possible. If not, how is it that the kurta and churidaars which are purely derivatives of the Mughal and Islamic cultures, and the pajama which is an Imperialistic colonial derivative, are more acceptable. Replacing one taboo with another worse one shows complete idiocy. This class of indoctrinated bunch of politically correct zealots need to be educated that the original and pure Indian garb is the dhoti for men with of course the proverbial langoti that goes with it, and the sari and bridle cloth for women. I hope the students will readily opt for these and find it more enchanting and patriotic.
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