Delhi will soon have the country's first technical university exclusively for women to boost their participation in science and technology.
The decision was taken on Monday at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by chief minister Sheila Dikshit. The Women's Technical University will be made functional by upgrading the existing Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology.
It is proposed to be a non-affiliating university, aimed at ensuring an environment for excellence in engineering education and active participation of women in engineering, science and technology.
"Delhi will become the first state to have an exclusive technological university for women. It is expected that the new university will impart engineering education to more and more girls of Delhi," Dikshit said.