I think IITians are brilliant, good problem solvers and good thinkers in general. They need to be treated differently as should be other NITians and REC Computer Science Engineers. Most of them are treated differently in the reality and that is the way it should be. They are definitely miles ahead at a fresher level as compared to other private engg college graduates and mca or msc or mcm or whatever other degrees are there. Of course there could be exceptions. There always are.
I have seen people graduating that too with a computer engg or computer tech or information tech without actually writing significant lines of codes from these colleges. There many freshers who have not seen unix in their life. The private college students are not made to work hard at all.
Whereas IITians would have written tonnes of lines of code by the time they graduate and have deep understanding of most of the core computer science. Many might have had some publications as well.
This is all what I have seen that I am writing here with all due respect to all non-IITian, non-REC colleges. Of course over the period of time, with experiece, they may be able to catch up with IITians.
Now, how can you measure these 2 categories on the same scale ? Does not make sense at all. The IITians need to get lot more respect because they are lot more capable.
Disclaimer: I belong to an REC/NIT.