More Than Half Of Engineering Degrees At MIT Went To Women, But IITs’ Share is Pathetic 8% - News


Union HRD minister Prakash Javdekar, while replying to a question by Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha on 9thFeb 2017 stated that girl student admission in IIT has been abysmally low at 8% in 2015-16.

IITs, the premier institutes of India are churning out more male engineers than female engineers, year after year. The widening gender gap in IITs raises the question of accessibility of higher education for Indian girls. Currently, 19 IITs can accommodate 10,500 UG students, 8,000 PG students and 3,000 Ph.D students.

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In 2015, 9,974 students got admission in 18 IITs, out of which only 900 were girls. The gender disparity is also a prevalent phenomenon in AICTE-approved technical institutions. The percentage of…

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