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60 per cent seats for women in IITs went vacant

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NITIN MAHAJAN
Published Jul 24, 2017, 12:27 am IST
Updated Jul 24, 2017, 2:06 am IST
The government hopes to improve the female candidates as the admission process for the current year is not yet over.
Indian Institutes of Technology
 Indian Institutes of Technology

New Delhi: Despite efforts by the Narendra Modi government to increase number of female students in Indian Institutes of Technology it is understood that more than 60 per cent seats reserved for them went vacant in last academic year. 

The HRD ministry statistics revealed that out of 2,264 female candidates who were allotted seats in IITs in 2016 only 848 joined the institutes. Sources stated that the government is trying hard to improve enrolment of women in technical institutes and hopes to see an increase in their intake this academic year. The government hopes to improve the female candidates as the admission process for the current year is not yet over. 

 

In an effort to improve female enrolment in the B.Tech Programmes in IITs, a committee was constituted to suggest suitable measures. It report was considered by the IIT Council in its 51st meeting held in April  2017 and it was decided to increase female enrolment from the current 8 per cent to 14 per cent in 2018-19.

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