The number of girls admitted to B.Tech courses at IIT Mandi has gone up this year from 4 percent last year to 15 percent this year. Out of total 150 seats, there are 22 girls enrolled in the new batch of B.Tech courses.
Students are praised for their ingenuity and skill at transforming theoretical technical knowledge into a prototype. However, at IIT Mandi, there is a twist in the proverbial tale — the focus is on technical excellence coupled with the aim of ensuring that proposed ideas are derived from the needs of society, especially those around the picturesque Himalayan town.
IIT Mandi’s unique engineering curriculum is geared towards bringing positive social change through technological intervention. When one visualises Mandi, in Himachal Pradesh, tall mountains, meandering lanes amidst pristine, unsullied greenery, idyllic village life, are the first picturesque images one is most likely to conjure up. But Mandi is all this and more. It is fast emerging as a hotbed of research, scientific inquiry and learning; one that is well on its way to revolutionising the rustic village mileau, for, nestled in the mountains of Mandi is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Spread over 540 acres along river Uhi in Kamand, it is one of the eight new IITs established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011.
Wary of lesser number of girls enrolment in B.Tech courses, IITs have decided to encourage girl students, said IIT Mandi Director Dr Timothy A. Gonsalves, who heads a sub-committee formed to find solution to the issue.
As many as 21 students and a teacher from the IIT-Mandi have started a “Clean up Himalayas” campaign from the 12,500 ft-high Beas Kund in collaboration with the Discover Himalaya, an eco-tourism promotion agency.
Students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, have initiated 'Clean Up Himalayas' campaign to clean major trek sites of Himachal Pradesh and take Swachh Bharat campaign to the mountains as well.
Congratulations on your earning a rank in the prestigious JEE(Advanced) 2017. You may be wondering what it is like being a girl student in an IIT....,' reads a letter that IITs has sent to the 7,137 girls who qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2017.
At least five Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are considering a fee waiver for women students to improve the gender diversity ratio at the country’s premier engineering schools.
Aspirants who have cleared the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) can now log on to a special web portal launched to help women get through the IIT admission process. The web portal, launched earlier this week, is aimed at improving the gender ratio at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
In 2016, the number of women who qualified to study at IITs was 2,200 (out of 10,500 seats). Of the women who qualified, only a much lower number of women decided to join — just 830 women (about one-third) took up the seats. Now, in an attempt to get more women who qualify to actually join colleges, Economic Times has reported that at least five IITs are considering providing fee waivers for women students.