On July 9, 60 students (46 undergraduates, 8 postgraduates and 6 research scholars) were terminated by the IIT Kanpur for not performing well in their academic courses despite the warnings issued by the institute.
All these students were issued warnings and notices regarding their poor performances by the HOD. Dr. Neeraj Mishra, Academic Dean of these students said "The termination was a normal and lawful practice. Previously, weak students were given opportunities for improving their performance. In case, they failed to make any improvement, action is taken against them."
Students have been terminated and what will happen to them in near future is unclear, till now.
The decision to terminate these students was taken in a senate meeting, which was held on Saturday. Some of the students are allowed to make mercy petition but no such advantage was given to the weak students.