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IIT to offer 779 seats exclusively to women in new academic session
A report observed that the less number of women in IITs means schoolgirls aspiring for careers in engineering are unlikely to have any female role models in their family who did their BTech in an IIT.

  INDIAN INSTITUTES of Technology (IITs) will collectively offer 779 seats over and above the normal intake exclusively for female candidates this year, in a bid to improve the poor gender ratio in their B.Tech programmes.
The “supernumerary seats” are expected to almost double the number of women admitted as opposed to last year — this year’s JEE (Advanced) will be held on May 20.
Of the 779 seats, the largest chunk of 113 seats, is with IIT Kharagpur, followed by IIT-Dhanbad (95 seats), IIT-Kanpur (79), IIT-BHU (76), IIT-Roorkee (68), IIT-Delhi (59), IIT-Bombay (58) and IIT Guwahati (57).



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