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The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) have added 779 more seats in the 2018 academic session for women

Apr 16, 2018 17:59 IST
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IIT Council is going to improve the gender ratio in its B.Tech programs. The decision was taken last year by the IIT Council. But a final number of “supernumerary seats” was just announced. Out of the 779 seats, IIT Kharagpur has the largest chunk of 113 seats following IIT-Dhanbad, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-BHU, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay and IIT Guwahati. The number of seats is likely to be increased every year. At IIT Kharagpur currently, 9% women are admitted and this year seat increased to 14%. The decision was taken after sub-committee of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) in 2017 observed that every year enough number of women clear JEE (Advanced) but the enrollment of the female candidates are much lower.