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New Technical University To Come Up For Women

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New Technical University In Delhi
The city of Delhi is soon going to have its first Technical University exclusively for Women. In a big leap to support women agenda the Delhi Government announced Capital's first WTU. During a cabinet meeting held on January 16 the Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit made a decision to upgrade the already existing Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT) into Women's Technical University.

This step has been taken to increase participation of women in the fields of science and technology. The cabinet has given its approval to establish IGIT into Women’s Technical University for which a bill has been drafted, and will be introduced in the assembly.

The women's Technical University will be a non-affiliating university and will provide education in engineering, science and technology. In her statement during the cabinet meeting Dikshit said that exclusive universities and institutions for women are extremely important and necessary as well. With Women's Technical University in place, the student strength will double in the years to come.

Reacting on the announcement D.K.Bandopadhyay, the vice chancellor of Indraprastha University said that “It is the matter of great pride for us that 10 year old University is now able to produce institutions that could be upgrade to the University. It will rather help to expand technical education among women”.

As per the budget speech held earlier, the chief Minister said that the initiatives taken by the government including launch of Ladli Scheme have ensured nearly total enrollment and retention of girls in schools, but girls enrollment in the technical institutions is still below the desired levels. Hence the creation of TUW will encourage girls to join Technical education in large number.

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