Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi came under the microscope recently after a job advertisement placed by the reputed institute became a much source of controversy for netizens.
On 26th August, IIT-Delhi’s advertisement said that they needed a ‘dog-handler’ with a minimum education of “B.A/B.Sc/B.Com/B.Tech or any equivalent undergraduate degree.
The institute issued a statement clarifying that the educational qualification needed was ”Bachelor of Veterinary Science.” They said, “In reference to a job advertisement dated 26-08-2020 for a post titled ”Dog Handler” (on purely contract basis), IIT Delhi would like to clarify that the minimum qualification as mentioned in the advertisement got inadvertently copied from another job advertisement.
A fresh process in due course will be initiated to hire a Consultant (on purely contract basis) with suitable minimum qualification required for the job profile that involves proper care of a large number of stray dogs on the campus (providing them medical aid like vaccination, medicine, IV drip etc. and food), handling of issues and challenges relating to stray dogs, liaison with campus community- students, employees, construction workers etc., local government bodies and NGO.”