Good news for female aspirants,More seats for women at IITs

NEW DELHI:The Indian Institute of Technology(IITs) will increase 550 seats for women in the batch starting from july 2018 to reduce the gap of gender biasing of seats.

Less number of women join IIT’s, The ratio is also 1:10 last year where the number of men are more in it, as an attempt to reduce the gap the ministry of human resource development directed all 23 IITs to ensure that atleast 14% of their seats went to women in the 2018 batch.Hyderabad Literary Festival by Hyderabad Literary Trust from 26th jan

10% of the students enrolled at IITs were women last year, so 550 seats would  bring the percentage to 14% by 2018.

The governments motive is to increase the ratio of seats for women to at least 20% by 2020,the plan will be implemented slowly by 2020 but to cut off the hurdles by law they have also taken care to implement it at any cost by law ministry.

In the previous year 11,000 students were admitted into IITs and the percentage of women was even less than 10%, IIT kharagpur had 826 men and only 54 women admitted in 2017 which accounts to 6.5 %, while IIT guwahati had only 6.3% women.Follow us on facebook

Officials vision:

Officials of IITs said they were making possible justified sort outs in order to enhance their percentage of seats available.they also said they were making this according to laws and conditions existing in the country.Also the governments aim is toimprove the gender ratio at the engineering colleges to at least 20% by 2020.

Number of women who joined  IITs in 2017:

Bombay (100), Delhi (90), Kanpur (54), kharagpur (110), Guwahati (41), madras (120), bath (22)

“We are still working on the finer details of implementation of this proposal,the exact seats for admissions this year would be confirmed by only by april for all IIT’s” said the JEE advanced organising official.

Industries welcome the move:

“The governments initiative of improving the percentage of girls at IIT’s is a great step.There is a short fall when it comes to the ratio between girls and boys” said a member of IBM India.

“The main reason for this skewed distribution in favour of males is that boys are sent to coaching centres by parents,” said IIT-Mandi director Timothy Gonsalves.

Also, a smaller percentage of women who qualify actually join IITs, compared with men. In 2016, there were 2,200 female candidates whose ranks in JEE-Advanced were above the cut-off for IITs, but only 848 of them, or about 38%, joined, said Gonsalves. Among men, 68% of those who qualified joined the IITs.

“we reliased that by making extra seats available only for females we would enable a larger percentage of this set of highly qualified girls to accept IIT seats and also to explore their true potential” said gonsalves. Buy Lenovo laptop 

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