New Delhi: Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology has become the first technical institute for women in the country, and will now be reckoned as Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW). Upgraded as a state university on Thursday, the institute, previously under Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, will share its Kashmere Gate campus with Ambedkar University, as a non-affiliating university.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, after inaugurating the university, said I hope this will outshine all the technical institutes in Delhi. With this upgradation, Delhi has now five state universities. She also added that the government would try to give more land so that the university could have a larger campus.
Established in 1998, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology was the first engineering college for women in Delhi. As per sources, the university is offering M Tech Programmes in five courses for the session 2013. These courses are Information Security Management, VLSI Design, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Robotics and Automation, and Electronics and communication (weekend programme).
Nupur Prakash, Vice-Chancellor, University has said that every course will have 30 seats, and the admission forms will be available at Punjab and Sind Bank, branches in Delhi. She also said that the university is planning four new industry-linked M Tech Programmes, for the students.