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education Updated: Dec 29, 2010 09:17 IST

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Reserved seats for single girl child, new BTech in maths and computing
In a bid to curb female foeticide and encourage the single girl child, Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly the Delhi College of Engineering, has decided to set aside one seat over and above the sanctioned intake in all its undergraduate engineering programmes for the single girl child. The decision will be applicable in all its 14 BTech programmes from the 2011 session. Thus, 14 seats will be made available for the single girl child under this scheme.However, the eligibility criteria for admission for women students falling under this category will be the same as for other students and admissions will be merit-based. The decision was taken by the university’s academic council in its meeting last week. The council also approved the launch of a BTech programme in maths and computing with 60 seats, from next session.