New Delhi, January 16: There is good news for girls who wish to enter Indian Institute of Technology as the panel has recommended reserving additional 20% of extra seats for the girl students. When it comes to IIT boys are found in large numbers but girls are not in the same numbers as boys. In order to encourage girls to enter IIT this move has been recommended by the panel.
This move won’t affect the seats of boys as additional new seats will be created for girls and those will be reserved for them. The number of seats for male candidates will not be affected and this will help IITs achieve the 1 lakh target by 2020. The candidates who have qualified JEE-Advanced are only eligible for the admission. In 2015, while over 1,000 cracked the examination roughly 10% of the total 10,000 seats, only 840 female students made it to the institutes in 2016-17.
"The 20% supernumerary seats will be filled by female candidates who have qualified JEE-Advanced. Also, they should be in the top 20 percentile in their respective board exams," the official said.
Joint Admission Board JAB held a meeting under the chairmanship of Professor Timothy Gonsalves to review the decision and consider the recommendations before finalizing the decision. The meet proposed that this recommendation will come into effect either by this year or by 2018. This meet was held to come up with new ways to encourage the number of girl students to enter in IITs.