Now, a university for women engineers

The varsity offers industry relevant courses in technology

Now, a university for women engineers

The time has now come for women students who want to pursue higher education in the field of science, engineering and technology to have their own university, entirely committed to them and in the City too.

Delhi has hardly any options for women who want to join engineering courses. It is for this reason that Delhi government recently launched the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTU), a reconstituted academic establishment of the erstwhile Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology which was established in 1998. 

CM Sheila Dikshit who inaugurated the dedicated technical university, emphasised the need to educate women about innovation and technology, keeping in mind that technical professions have hitherto been male dominated. “Women constitute a major part of the nation’s workforce and their contribution is vital to the progress of the nation,” said Dr A K Walia, minister for higher education and training and technical education, at the inauguration.

The University plans to launch MTech programmes to promote research, technology and innovation among women and has opened its gates to students who have degrees in B.Tech, M.Sc. or MCA and are looking to pursue research in the fields of technology and innovation.

The University is beginning its MTech programmes from August instant with
degrees being offered in multiple disciplines like Information Security Management, VLSI Design, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, and Robotics and Automation.

It is also offering industry relevant courses in cutting edge technology areas through its programmes with an intake of 30 students per course. The programme has a strong E-learning component offering a range of electives delivered by eminent academicians from IIT’s, IISc Bangalore and foreign universities.

Expected to play an important role in providing knowledge to workers in the Indian industries, the faculty hopes to help correct the traditionally low representation of women in the field of science and technology.

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