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153 Female Students’ Enrolled In IIT Guwahati For 2019-2020 Session

IIT Guwahati surpasses the target for female enrolment by admitting 18.46% female students to B. Tech programme against a projected target of 17% set for 2019-20 by JEE Apex Board Committee.

(Center) T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati during new batch orientation programme.
IIT Guwahati Auditorium during new batch orientation.

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has surpassed the target of female enrolment in undergraduate courses by admitting 18.46 per cent students for the Academic Year 2019-20. This compares favourably with the target of 17 per cent set by Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Apex Board Committee for 2019-20.

A total number of 829 students were admitted to IIT Guwahati this year in B.Tech courses, out of which 153 are girls and 676 are boys as compared to 112 girls and 608 boys last year. A total of 40 students have been admitted this year in the B.Des course, of which 16 are girls and 24 are boys.

IIT Guwahati conducted several orientation programmes for the new students such as:

  • General orientation (Presided over by the Director, Deans, IITG)
  • Academic Orientation (Presided over by Dean/Asso. Dean, Academic Section)
  • Department's Orientation (by respective Head’s & Faculties of Departments)
  • Orientation on Campus life, Hostel and other amenities (by Dean Students Affairs)
  • Orientation by SC/ST Cell

Welcoming the new batch of students, Dr. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “IIT Guwahati is happy to admit ~18.5% female students and extend a very warm welcome to all new students. Additionally, given the rising demand and interest of students in disruptive technologies, we at IIT Guwahati have introduced four new programmes for the academic session 2019-2020. The new programs comprise three International joint degree programs with Gifu University, including International Joint Ph.D. degrees."

"These unique programmes will emphasize the integration of both theory and practice. To provide an all-inclusive learning experience to the students, laboratories and practical training will be an integral part of these courses. These programmes will nurture students to enhance research design thinking and a global mindset in the enrolled courses and are also expected to lead the international community in successfully achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The curriculum anticipates to identify solutions for a sustainable society through optimal utilization of resources that would also benefit north-east India,” he added.

IIT Guwahati has introduced four new programmes including M. Tech in Data Science, three International programs with Gifu University, Japan - International Joint Master’s Degree Program in Food Science and Technology, International Joint PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and International Joint PhD Program in Integrated Mechanical Engineering. These new programmes were initiated by the Institute given the rising global demand and interest of students in these areas. In addition the Bachelors in Design (B. Des), and Masters in Design (M. Des) has attracted students to IIT Guwahati resulting in full admittance.

Increase in the number of female students in B. Tech at IIT Guwahati:

Year

Increase in the Number of female B Tech & B Des students at IIT Guwahati

(Number of boys in bracket)

2015

50 (589)

2016

59 (592)

2017

53 (628)

2018

112 (608)

2019

153 (576)


A break up of the B. Tech admission for 2019-2020 data has been given below:

Discipline

Male

Female

Total

Computer Science and Engineering

83

18

101

Electronics and Communications Engineering

75

15

90

Mechanical Engineering

85

19

104

Civil Engineering

77

17

94

Biotechnology

55

12

67

Chemical Engineering

68

14

82

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

45

11

56

Engineering Physics

50

10

60

Chemical Science and Technology

45

10

55

Mathematics and Computing

53

11

64

Design

40

16

56

Total

676

153

829


In addition to this year’s admission, IIT Guwahati has two additional exchange students from Spain in Mechanical Engineering and four B. Tech students from NIT Agartala, selected for direct Ph.D. program at IIT Guwahati through Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).



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