It's back!Update - feb 4 2005
Lone PIET-quizzing warrier Abhishek clarifies with a 2nd-hand views in the comment boxes that the CM merely said something about the name ought to go back to COEP. In fact, I read the Indian Express coverage from yesterday's paper (I get to read it a day later) in which they report that Mr. Deshmukh says that the govt. has no objection to the name going back to COEP. (IE's edition on Tuesday had a good report about the whole issue and what the bureaucratic problems really are.) So there still is a lot of fog on what has been achieved post the merry announcements.
But hopefully, like in the case Narain K, speculation will be followed by concrete news.
Original post - feb 2 2005
As has been lamented in detail in the past, the name was one of the few assets of the college, which hardly needed to be diluted. This turnaround is more than welcome. Now please turn to making the institution more effective.
Now Mistah Shakespeyah, that's what's in a name.