The journey from IT-BHU to
IIT-Varanasi IIT-BHU has been full of unexpected hurdles. This report suggests that a major hurdle has been cleared taking the institution a long step closer to the destination:
The Telegraph: Deal breaks deadlock, BHU closer to IIT tag
Banaras Hindu University’s engineering wing can retain the name of its parent varsity even after being cleaved into an independent IIT, the Centre has accepted, clearing a major roadblock in the execution of a long-promised upgrade.
Charu Sudan Kasturi's report sounds as if the change-over (aka "upgrade") will happen soon. That should be good news to the folks (IT-BHU Global and their allies) who have been involved in getting this done.