Dharamshala : Indian Institute of Technology Mandi in Himachal , one of the youngest IITs in the country, is all set to welcome the next batch of students. Nestled in Sivalik Range of the Himalayas, IIT Mandi is fast emerging as a leader in science and technology education, knowledge creation and innovation, in an India marching towards a just, inclusive and sustainable society.
Since the first batch of students took place in July 2009, IIT Mandi has grown to host over 1,030 students, 104 Faculty, 150 staff, 670 alumni, and attracted funding to the tune of over Rs.70 crore in Research Projects.
The spokes person of IIT Mandi said that The Seat Allocation (Round 1) during the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) counseling for admissions to the 23 IITs in the country is scheduled to commence on Wednesday (June 27, 2018).
Speaking about the achievements of the Institute, Prof Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “IIT Mandi is making a special effort to increase gender diversity in B.Tech. Girl students who qualified in JEE (Advanced) are invited to visit the Institute as the Special Women
Further, Prof Gonsalves said, “To reduce the chance of vacant seats, the IITs have declared an additional 13,800 qualified candidates in JEE(Advanced). With these extended ranks, 4,197 girls are qualified to make 13.1% of the total 31,988.”
Last year, 22 girls joined BTech in Civil, CSE, EE and Mechanical Departments at IIT Mandi. This year (2018-19), the target is to enroll 40 girl students in IIT Mandi.
Further, Prof Gonsalves said ,”The Institute carries out research in wide range of areas including Computer Science, automotive, fracture mechanics, chaos theory, German, History and management besides sociology and psychology.”