Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday inaugurated the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW).
The university was earlier known as the Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT). It was established in 1998 by Directorate of Training and Technical Education as the first engineering college for women. Under the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University earlier,it has now been promoted to the level of a university and will function from the same campus independently.
The university has been set up to impart quality education to women so that well-qualified women engineers become part of the workforce to meet the growing demands of industry, Dikshit said.
She told authorities that the university should expand gradually as it may soon feel constraints of space.
Nupur Prakash,vice-chancellor of the university,said IGDTUW will begin MTech programmes from August,with degrees being offered in multiple disciplines such as information security management,VLSI design,mobile and pervasive computing,and robotics and automation. The university currently runs four BTech courses and two Masters courses with an intake capacity of 300 per batch.
Higher Education Minister A K Walia launched the universitys website and announced that 85 per cent seats would be reserved for students from Delhi.