IIT Madras will boycott classes indefinitely from tomorrow

Aggrieved by differential pay scales and non-implementation of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations, the faculty of the IIT Madras will boycott classes indefinitely from tomorrow.

"We have decided to stop taking classes from tomorrow as our earlier protests of taking classes wearing black badges had not paid off," M Thenmozhi, President, IIT-M Faculty Association, told PTI here today.

She claimed the faculty at IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Rourkee will also go into protest mode with the former expected to go on "mass casual leave" tomorrow and keeping off mentoring activities.

Thenmozhi said the scales of pay were not "as expected" and an Assistant Professor in the institution was drawing lesser than their counterpart in an Arts and Science college.

"We have been forced to think it would be better to work in other colleges," she said.

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