IIT admissions: Number of women joining engineering goes up in 2017 | education - News


Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have registered a better representation of women this year- from 8% in 2016 to 9.3 % in 2017. The percentage growth in the proportion of women in IITs comes a year before the rollout of a plan by the IIT Council to increase the number of seats reserved for women. By 2026, the IITs intend to increase the proportion of women students to 20% of the total seats. There are no reserved seats for women students in IITs till now.

In terms of absolute numbers, 1,018 women enrolled themselves in IITs this year as against 840 last year — an increase by 21%. Of these, IIT, Delhi, registered a significant increase by 30 %— from 70 to 93. From next year, the number is expected to be even higher as extra seats have been…

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