Former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar on Friday said that IITs should be left alone to take decisions.
“My term was anyway over. I had just finished attending the last core meeting and wanted to move on. I had informed the ministry that I will not be available for the selection committee meeting on March 22,” Kakodkar said while talking about the controversy over his resignation as chairman of the IIT-Bombay board of governors and the standing committee of the IIT Council.
“Selection of the director of such institutes should be more serious. You can’t just talk to 36 people in one day and make a decision,” Kakodkar said.