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There have been a number of complaints against the treatment of contract workers working inside the IIT Kanpur campus. This site provides the institute's perspective on this issue. It is maintained by the Dean of Resource Planning and Generation office of IIT Kanpur.

In the last three weeks, there have been two unfortunate accidents on construction sites on the campus resulting in deaths of two workers. A number of complaints have been made by a group of faculty and alumni blaming the institute for not ensuring proper care of workers. Our response to these complaints is below.