Amidst the din of arguments from either side, it has been lost that AP already has an IIT. High school students from AP have silently accomplished what politicians and academicians could not do. If don’t believe me, see this. [Link via Abi]
“During a recent year under review 979 candidates from South Zone secured admission. Of them 769 were from AP, while TN accounted for 94 successful candidates, Karnataka, 84, and Kerala, for no more than 32 candidates.”
Since we live in an age of acquisitions and mergers, the IIT for AP can be established in the following manner with minimal investment and zero contention.
Rename IIT (
Incorporate the locality into the proposed Greater Hyderabad.
Appoint Mr. Ramiah as the director.
Don’t worry about the Tamilians. Give them an additional 100 million cubic feet of