Helpline launched for girl students at IIT Kharagpur, enrollment to be increased

first_imgThe Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Khargpur has launched a special helpline for girl students this year along with an exclusive girl’s cell. The initiative has been taken in order to ensure a better gender ratio on campus. At the time of admission at the IITs, the helpline would help girl students with choice filling and understanding seat allocation.As per TOI report, this year 7,137 girls have qualified JEE Advanced (14.14 per cent of the 50,455 qualified candidates).Pallab Banerji, chairman of JEE-Advanced of IIT Kharagpur and professor of Materials Science Centre. said, “Though less in number, the girl students at IIT Kharagpur perform well academically and are at the same time very active in different social and technological clubs and societies and they also enjoy good sports facilities.IIT KGP offers a liberal environment where women have all opportunities to pursue their dreams and flourish. Starting this year, we are making special efforts to encourage more JEE Advanced qualified girls to join us”.(Read: Winners of IIT Guwahati’s Technothlon to be taken on a free guided tour to NASA)Sudeshna Sarkar, head of the department, Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kharagpur is heading the initiative with a small team of women including two other lady faculty members and 60 girl students and alumnae of the institute who are helping them as volunteers.JEE Women Counselling 2017A social group JEE Women Counselling 2017 has also been created on a social networking site to help girls clear all their doubts related to admission to IITs. The group is receiving a great response with a lot of girls interacting through the same.advertisement”Over the years we have found that many JEE qualified girls did not get admission to the IITs because they did not fill sufficient choices. This time we are encouraging girls to fill a large number of choices for different branches and IITs to improve their chance of getting into IIT Kharagpur and other IITs. For this we are helping the eligible girls understand different streams at IIT Kharagpur and the career frontiers they would open up,” said Sudeshna Sarkar, head of the department, Computer Science and Engineering.Read: IIT Kharagpur: 9-day Induction Programme to be introduced for freshers Read: IIT Admissions: Top 100 rankers get into IIT Bombaylast_img

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