IITs welcome MHRD’s move to increase number of women in institute

Mangaluru: The Union government’s choice to fortify the gender ratio at engineering faculties to at least 20% or one lady out of each 5 students by means of 2020 has been extensively hailed by means of academics. The new initiative of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will assist feminine aspirants to look for greener pastures within the box of engineering.
The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) had learnt that only a small collection of girls sign up for prestigious establishments like IITs. Last educational year, it was one in each 10 admissions, in spite of them faring better than males on the plus 2 stage. To stability this hole, the MHRD had directed all 23 IITs to ensure at least 14% in their seats went to ladies within the 2018 educational year. Accordingly, at least 550 further seats might be created as in keeping with new instructions. The percentage of ladies in IITs has been fluctuating over the past few years, with eight.eight% in 2014 to nine.15% in 2017.

Udaykumar R Yaragatti, director, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, informed TOI that in comparison to NITs, the ratio of girls in IITs is worrisome, and that this new move will bridge the distance. “One of the attention-grabbing issues about advent of latest seats is that it'll now not encroach upon seats of men within the already existing seat allocations,” he adds. Yaragatti could also be the present chairman of the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB).

Rajshekhar Ratrey, vice-president of instructional content material website,Toppr.com, says diversity is the crux of our society. “Encouraging girls to absorb engineering isn't just about equivalent alternatives in schooling, however it is also about creating a more balanced society at some point. Out of the overall applicants who seemed within the JEE (Advanced) 2018, handiest 20% are girls, and this trend has been observed year after year. Maybe this move will encourage feminine participation in JEE within the coming years,” he mentioned.

Sharing information from their company, he mentioned 14% in their students who certified for JEE (Advanced) 2018 are girls. “Every 3 out of 10 girls, who used our products and services, certified for JEE (Advanced), versus the nationwide average of 1.7 out of 10. About seven girls students have scored an AIR under 1,000. Our very best feminine illustration is from the states of Telangana followed by means of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharastra,” he mentioned.

Overall, around the nation, while 31,021 girls applicants seemed in JEE (Advanced) 2018, handiest 2,076 certified, which is a qualification charge of seven%, which was double in relation to males applicants.

Advantage for boys

Some of the ladies students in IITs expressed that they really feel at a drawback as their numbers are much less. “Being in much less numbers within the class, we can't at all times ask assist from those who are from the other sex, as they frequently don’t need to assist us in the case of assignments,” says a woman scholar at IIT. “Boys who are in massive numbers speak about educational matters in teams and clear their doubts. In departments equivalent to mechanical engineering, the imbalance is worse, as there are even much less girls,” she adds.

Gender ratio at IIT Madras (Chennai)

Source: National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)

Year

Course

Male

Female

Total admissions

2013-14

UG

2,871

410

3,281

2014-15

UG

2,949

425

3,374

2015-16

UG

3,457

501

3,958

2016-17

UG [4 Years]

1,740

242

1,982

2016-17

UG [5 Years]

1,740

249

1,989

2012-13

PG

2,052

384

2,436

2013-14

PG

2,343

441

2,784

2014-15

PG

2,324

451

2,775

2015-16

PG

1,547

314

1,861

2016-17

PG [2 Years]

800

120

920

2016-17

PG [3 Years]


660


173


833


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