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Set up in 1958 as the country's second IIT -- after IIT Kharagpur (IIT-KGP, 1950) in the list of 23 IITs currently, IIT-B enters the momentous diamond jubilee year of its historic first convocation held on December 22, 1962.

By Quaid NajmiMumbai

Set up in 1958 as the country's second IIT -- after IIT Kharagpur (IIT-KGP, 1950) -- in the list of 23 IITs currently, IIT-B enters the momentous diamond jubilee year of its historic first convocation held on December 22, 1962, when around 70 wide-eyed young men passed out of the institute.

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But, Sona Mohapatra was not one of those to give in to the sexism displayed by this institute. In a strongly voiced Facebook post, the singer slammed down the Mood Indigo committee. Here is the post where she showed the institute that they are nowhere up but down in the cesspool of sexism and misogyny:

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