Rise in number of girl students at IIT Delhi

The number of girl students at undergraduate level at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) has increased significantly by over 65 percent this year.

S.R. Kale, Dean, Undergraduate Studies at IIT Delhi said, “In 2007, out of 550 students at the institute, 50 were girls constituting 9 percent of the strength. However, this year, 83 out of the total 626 students are girls, which is about 13 percent. This is a significant increase”.

The increase is in contrast to the fact that less number of girl students opt for engineering education. On the contrary, girls perform better than boys in science in the higher secondary examinations.

The popular streams among the girl candidates are Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Bio-Chemical Engineering.

Girls are also more focused in the classrooms as compared to their male counterparts. In 2007, girls bagged 3 of the 14 silver medals for undergraduate studies at the institute.

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