There are enormous students who wish to get admission in IITs and they work hard for that. And this time IIT has got a great news for the girls who wants to get admission in IITS. From next year IITs will admit more than 1,400 women, as per the decision of the top admissions body on Saturday, as a move aiming at rectifying gender balance in the country’s leading institutes.
As per a meeting of the joint admission board of IITs recommendation for the increase of 600 seats according to percentage a hike of 14% — in the number of seats allotted to women, which takes the total quota to 1,440 seats.
The officials said that the exact number could vary and will be decided on basis of year to year strategy. Awarding merit scholarships is also been recommended by the committee regardless of the parental income to all female students and this would be based on merit. However, this recommendation is still not approved by the IIT council.
A senior HRD official said, the increase in quota will be from the “supernumerary” or excess seats, in the IITs. From 2018, every academic year the quota will be increased till the number of female students touches 20%.
As per the current data, women make up just 8% of the student strength at all 23 IITs across the country. This increase in saets won’t affect the present number of seats for male candidates and the changes will be applied over a maximum of eight years.
An official said “The 20% supernumerary seats will be filled by female candidates who have cleared JEE-Advanced…so merit is followed”.
Reason for this proposal
As per the reports, the board is worried over the fall in the number of female students getting admission to the IITs. Moreover, last year, under the chairmanship of professor Timothy Gonsalves, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) had set up a panel to find ways to improve the condition in the institutes.
This decision of giving priority to female education will surely brind an revolution in the education system of India. But, on the other hand knowing the latest data of female students in Country’s most renounced institution is really disheartening. Whatever may be the reason behind this low percentage of female student our duty is to increase it in order to promote gender equality on educational front. It would be great to see that how well this proposal will work for the females in our country having the dream of being a part of IITs.