Engineering university for women

Engineering university for women

State varsity status upgrade for Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday announced the opening of the first women’s technical university in the country in Kashmere Gate.

The erstwhile Indira Gandhi Women Institute of Technology which was opened in 1998 has now been upgraded to a state university by the city government.

Dikshit said she was unable to express her pleasure over commissioning of an exclusive technical university for women in the city.

“We are confident that this university will soon acquire a unique recognition among all other women universities of the country. The erstwhile Indira Gandhi Women Institute of Technology has earned a special recognition due to the best performance of women students,” said Dikshit.

“We believe it will continue the tradition of imparting quality technical education to girls,” she said.

 Dikshit added that the university will go a long way in improving number of women engineers in prominent Indian companies and MNCs.

The location

Housed in erstwhile Delhi College of Engineering building, it will be a non-affiliated teaching and research university which will facilitate and promote studies, research, technology, innovation and extension work in emerging areas of professional education among women. The focus will be on engineering, technology, applied sciences, management and its allied areas to achieve excellence in these and related fields.
Eighty-five per cent seats are reserved for girls from Delhi. “This will help our girls to acquire excellence and take up the best assignments in prestigious companies. The passout girls from the new university will contribute subsequently in the progress and prosperity of the nation,” said Dikshit, who also released the admission brochure of the university.

Higher education minister Dr A K Walia, parliamentary secretary to CM  P S Sahwney, vice chancellor Prof Nupur Prakash, director higher education S N Jha and registrar IP University  B P Joshi were also present.