When I was in 4th year, IITs started an experimental computer science department. Venue was Bombay and it was supposed to have 30 students.
AIR 60 was the cut-off.
I happened to see their scores in a course posted outside the main building.
The course was perhaps something like Databases. There were 1-2 A, 1-2 B, 1-2 C. And the rest fail – F. Also about half of the names has a note against them – they had been kicked out the program and were supposed to leave the campus for good. Sorry my memory is not good. I was so shocked after seeing that I just ran away from that. But this is what I remember.