Alma Matters(3 Episodes, Netflix)
Directed by Pratik Patra, Prashant Raj
The Indian Institute of Technology, known and revered worldwide by its acronym the IIT,is a cordoned, fortified insulated world of education information and enlightenment for the lakhs who appear for the stiff entrance examinations. Once a student gets into the ITT, his career and life are made.Or so he is is told. The truth lies elsewhere.
This 3-part probe into the anatomy of this niche academia is riddled with problems from the outset. The first misgiving as we enter the world of IITians in their intensely industrious universe is, why only IIT Kharagpur? Yes , we know Karagpur has the most renowned IIT branch and students there have made a name everywhere. But a comprehensive view of the IIT culture across the country would have much more sense, at least to the outsiders…