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India’s youngest IIT professor fired for skipping classes due to poor health


PATNA: India’s youngest IIT professor Tathagat Avatar Tulsi has been thrown out of job for his failing health. Tathagat was an assistant professor at IIT, Mumbai where he taught physics.

Tathagat who hails from Bihar had joined the institute in 2010 and had been going on leave for long for his failing health.

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According to him, Mumbai didn’t suit him as he faced severe health complications all the time. He faced breathing problems and complained of uneasiness while staying in Mumbai.

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Eventually, he took long leave and came to Patna. Before reaching here, he had sent a petition to the director of IIT, Mumbai urging him to transfer him to Delhi but his request was turned down.

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Finally, he was removed from the job for not attending the classes for long. Tathagat has now announced to move the President in appeal against the IIT board’s decision.

Tathagat, best known as a child prodigy, had passed class 10th examination at the age of nine and earned the BSc degree at the age of 10.

Likewise, he got the MSc degree at the age of 12 from Patna Science College and then got the PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore at the age of only 22.

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In 2010, he was offered the job of assistant professor at IIT, Mumbai but health didn’t cooperate him. According to him, his poor health was affecting his study and also obstructing his research works.

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