NITs to follow the footsteps of IITs to allocate special seats for women

Nitin Rao updated on : 01 Nov 2017
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With this bold move, at least 300 more female candidates can be expected to apply for the top engineering colleges across the country!

NITs to increase seats for females

Seeing the lesser number of girl candidates in top engineering colleges across the country, the Government of India has taken another big step to uplift the ratio of women candidates. After the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) along with the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur will now assign special supernumerary seats for female candidates. However, this has nothing to do with the seats for male students.

As per the senior official of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, there will not be any reduction in the seats allotted for male candidates as the supernumerary seats will only be produced if the percentage of female candidates will fall down to 14% or less in any NIT. Notably, the percentage of seats allocated for female students will move to 17% in 2019 and 20% in 2020.

Sources revealed that only 14% female candidates had applied for engineering programs in 31 NITs in 2017 as compared to 22% last year. Moreover, there were 14 NITs including NIT Suratkal, NIT Allahabad and NIT Patna, where less than 14% of the total students were female candidates. With this bold move taken by the government, we might expect more than 300 female candidates to get a seat from the next academic session on 2018-19.

According to a study conducted by the IITs Council, it has been observed that the number of female candidates is gradually decreasing every year. Hence, IIT Council increases the number of seats allocated for female students earlier this year. There will be a hike of 4% seats, making it 1540 as compared to 1100, reserved for female candidates in IITs from next year. Seeing this adaption, the councils of NITs and IIEST, Shibpur also decided to follow the footsteps of IITs from the next academic year.

Besides, the method of seat reservation for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Physically Handicapped (PH) categories will be same for supernumerary seats as well as the sanctioned seats. Let’s get detailed information about all the NITs and IIEST, Shibpur across the country.

List of NITs in India

S No.

National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

State

Website

1.

NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

www.nitt.edu

2.

NIT, Surathkal

Karnataka

www.nitk.ac.in

3.

NIT,Rourkela

Orissa

nitrkl.ac.in

4.

MNIT (Malviya National Institute of Technology), Jaipur

Rajasthan

www.mnit.ac.in

5.

VNIT (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology), Nagpur

Maharashtra

www.vnit.ac.in

6.

SVNIT (Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology), Surat

Gujarat

www.svnit.ac.in

7.

MNNIT (Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology), Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh

www.mnnit.ac.in

8.

NIT, Warangal

Telangana

www.nitw.ac.inmain

9.

NIT, Durgapur

West Bengal

www.nitdgp.ac.in

10.

NIT, Agartala

Tripura

www.nita.ac.in

11.

NIT, Jalandhar

Punjab

www.nitj.ac.in

12.

MANIT (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology), Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

www.manit.ac.in

13.

NIT, Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh

nith.ac.innewweb

14.

NIT, Meghalaya

Meghalaya

nitmeghalaya.in

15.

NIT, Kurukshetra

Haryana

www.nitkkr.ac.in

16.

NIT, Silchar

Assam

www.nits.ac.in

17.

NIT, Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir

www.nitsri.net

18.

NIT, Ponda

Goa

www.nitgoa.ac.in

19.

NIT, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand

www.nitjsr.ac.in

20.

NIT, Patna

Bihar

www.nitp.ac.in

21.

NIT, Delhi

Delhi

nitdelhi.ac.in

22.

NIT, Yupia

Arunachal Pradesh

www.nitap.in

23.

NIT, Puducherry

Puducherry

www.nitpy.ac.in

24.

NIT, Sikkim

Sikkim

www.nitsikkim.ac.in

25.

NIT, Dimapur

Nagaland

nitnagaland.ac.in

26.

NIT, Imphal

Manipur

www.nitmanipur.ac.in

27.

NIT, Srinagar

Uttarakhand

nituk.ac.in

28.

NIT, Aizawl

Mizoram

www.nitmz.ac.in

29.

NIT, Calicut

Kerala

www.nitc.ac.in

30.

NIT, Raipur

Chhattisgarh

www.nitrr.ac.in

31.

NIT, Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

www.nitandhra.ac.in

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

32. IIEST, Shibpur West Bengal www.iiests.ac.in

 

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