Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women

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Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women logo.png
Former name
Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology
TypePublic
Established1998, 2013 as university
AffiliationAutonomous
ChancellorAnil Baijal
Vice-ChancellorAmita Dev
Academic staff
70
Students1920
Address
James Church, New Church Rd, Opp. St, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
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CampusUrban
Websitewww.igdtuw.ac.in

Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), is a women's university located in New Delhi, India on the heritage campus at Kashmere Gate, Delhi. It was founded as the Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology in 1998. In May 2013 it gained autonomy and became the first women's technical university in India established by Govt. of Delhi.[2] The university offers BBA and BTech, MTech, PhD programs in four branches of engineering i.e. in the field of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical and Automation Engineering and Information Technology.[2] The five years program in Bachelors of Architecture and Planning has been started in 2015.

HistoryEdit

 
Workshops of Institute

Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology was established by Department of Training and Technical Education, Govt. of Delhi, in 1998 as the first woman Engineering College in India. It was the first institute to become a constituent college of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.[3] From May, 2013 IGIT has acquired the status of the first Women's technical University under Govt. of Delhi and rechristened as Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women.

AdministrationEdit

Dr. Nupur Prakash is the founder Vice-Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women established by Govt. of Delhi in 2013 as the first Women's Technical University. Dr.R.K. Singh holds the position of the Officiating Registrar of the University. Currently, Dr. Amita Dev is the Vice-chancellor of the University.

DepartmentsEdit

The departments offering courses include:

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical and Automation Engineering
  • Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Management
  • Architecture and Planning[4]

Courses and admissionsEdit

The university offers undergraduate Bachelor of Technology courses in four different fields i.e. Computer Science and Engineering(CSE), Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE), Information Technology(IT), Mechanical and Automation Engineering(MAE).[4][5] It also offers undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture course and various postgraduate courses as well as a PhD.[2] For BTech courses students are selected through Joint Admission Counseling (JAC) (based on IITJEE MAINS rank). JAC DELHI members are 1. Delhi Technological University 2. Netaji Subhas University of Technology 3. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT,Delhi) 4. Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women,(IGDTUW)[6]

Scholarships and Financial AidEdit

IGDTUW offers financial assistance to few Full Time Research Scholars registered in the PhD Programme under Fellowship Schemes and Sponsored Research Projects. Fellowships are granted to candidates who qualify the RAT examination and an Interview. The number of fellowships are limited and is subject to availability of financial assistance.[7]

RankingsEdit

University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[8]28

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 145 among engineering colleges in 2020.[8]

FacilitiesEdit

The University Campus has an auditorium, a Library, sporting facilities, academic laboratories, a dispensary, Computer Centre, a bank and a guest house.[9] The university campus offers a common room for students which is equipped with fitness equipments, yoga facility and indoor games.[10]

Residential student hallsEdit

The University campus has two hostel wings - Krishna Hostel and Kaveri Hostel, to accommodate approximately 340 students.[11]

Student Life and CultureEdit

Taarangana is the cultural fest of IGDTUW and was held for the first time on 31 January - 1 February 2014. It is organised henceforth every year in January ending or February starting.[12] Innerve is the annual technical fest of All the Technical Departments of IGDTUW.[13] It is organised every year in October. Entrepreneurship Summit is a two-day event which celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship by bringing various stakeholders of entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof. It is organized by EDC every year in March. Other fests organised by IGDTUW include Espectro, Impulse, Tremors, Exebec.[14]

IGDTUW has clubs for extra-curricular activities such as Technoliterati-The Literary Society, Antargat- the Creative Society for waste management practices, The Economics Society, Greensphere- The Environmental Society, Tarannum- the Music Society, ZENA- The fashion society, RAHNUMA-Dramatics Society, HYPNOTICS –Dance Society. The students also participate in national competitions like Baja SAE India, Supra SAE India among others gaining practical exposure to their engineering course.[15]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to IGDTUW". Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women.
  2. ^ a b c "Delhi Gets Technical University for Women". Digitallearning.eletsonline.com. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  3. ^ "GGSIPU" (PDF). Ipu.ac.in. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Welcome to IGDTUW". Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women.
  5. ^ "Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women(IGDTUW)". 6 March 2014. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Welcome to IGDTUW".
  8. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Welcome to IGDTUW".
  10. ^ "Welcome to IGDTUW".
  11. ^ "Welcome to IGDTUW".
  12. ^ "IGDTUW – Cultural Fest – Taarangana – 2018", Igniteengineers.com
  13. ^ "INNERVE Annual Technical Fest in New Delhi", Onspon.com
  14. ^ "Welcome to IGDTUW".
  15. ^ "Welcome to IGDTUW".
  16. ^ "Suspended IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal ranked 20 on UPSC list - Times of India". The Times of India. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2018.

Coordinates: 28°39′53″N 77°13′58″E / 28.664698°N 77.232669°E / 28.664698; 77.232669