There was a section of a news article with heading:
Will the focus on multiple disciplines not dilute the character of single-stream institutions, such as IITs?
From the heading I concluded that it is asking whether the transformation of a single-stream institutes into a multi discipline institute, will it not impact(negatively) the discipline for which the institution was build in the first place.
IITs are engineering institutes, so if humanities get included in the IITs then will not this affect the quality of IITs as an engineering institute.
My friend on the other hand do not agree with what I have concluded. He is saying that the heading means the following:
Till now an engineering student only learns about engineering and from now on the students of engineering will also learn about different subjects, so will this dilute the capability of a student as an engineer?
My friend pointed out the article following the heading that see here the director is saying that an engineering student must learn about different fields.
Both of us cannot be correct so please clarify the doubt on whether I or my friend is correct.