"Sixteen students have been suspended for three years and six others for one year," IIT- Kanpur, Deputy Director Dr Manindra Agarwal told reporters.
He said that 16 of the students have been expelled for three years as the charges against them were "very serious". No FIR has been filed and the students would not have the right to go for a mercy appeal during the suspension period, he added.
They could do so only after the completion of the suspension period and could even be allowed to take admission in the course. The decision was taken by the IIT senate at its meeting on Monday after allowing the students to present their version, he said.
The suspended students had allegedly ragged their juniors in August.
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