India's first technical university for women in Delhi
New Delhi: To cater to women desiring higher education in technology and research, the country's first ever technical university for women was inaugurated Thursday.
The Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University (IGDTU) has been upgraded from the erstwhile Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology which was set up in 1998.
It is offering four B.Tech courses and five M.Tech programmes that include masters in computer application.
"The university will impart quality education to women so that well-qualified female engineers become part of the workforce to meet growing demands of the industry," said Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit after unveiling the website and the admission brochures of the University at its Kashmere Gate-based campus in north Delhi.
According to GDTU Vice Chancellor Nupur Prakash, the university has made contributions in the fields of higher studies, research and innovation and the upgradation will give a thrust to women's education.
"The university aims at fostering an environment for excellence in education, to provide women with knowledge to gain equitable status and enable them to become torch-bearers and successful entrepreneurs in the times ahead," she said.