Mumbai: The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has found that 95 percent of its freshers were virgins, while 75 percent had no problems with homosexuality.
According to a survey conducted by the IIT Bombay on freshers` beliefs and lifestyles, it was found that 30 percent of them were in a relationship.
According to The Times of India report, the survey found that 75 percent students of the new batch had no qualms on homosexuality or homosexual marriages.
254 students participated in the survey. In total, 875 students were enrolled last year to the premier education institute.
18 percent were found to be atheist, 35 percent agnostic and 47 percent believe in God.
The survey was initiated last September and the findings were made public yesterday.
Established in 1958, the second of its kind, IIT Bombay was the first to be set up with foreign assistance. The institute is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. Reputed for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the institute attracts the best students from the country for its bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes. A fully residential institute, all its students are accommodated in its 15 hostels with in-house dining; the campus also provides excellent amenities for sports and other recreational facilities.