Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (Delhi)

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Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women
Established 1998
Type University Maintained Institute
Chancellor Tejendra Khanna
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nupur Prakash
Academic staff 40+
Students 1000+
Location India New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations GGSIPU
Website www.igit.ac.in

Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women (IGIT)[1] formerly Mahila Institute of Technology is the first engineering college for women in Delhi, India. It came into existence in 1998. The objective of this college was to promote technical education among the female students in the country.

The college is the first constituent college of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, the first state university of Delhi focusing on professional studies.

Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology has four branches of engineering, namely Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical and Automation Engineering and Information and Technology Engineering

History[edit]

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.[2] From May, 2013 IGIT would be known Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women.

Administration[edit]

Courses and admissions[edit]

IGDTUW offers under graduate B.Tech courses in different fields.[citation needed] Post graduate courses include MCA and M.Tech, as well as a Ph.D, through or Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU).[citation needed] Students are selected through a Common Entrance Examination (CET) conducted by GGSIPU at the all India level.[3]

Training and placement[edit]

The Training and Placement Cell of IGDTUW was established in 2001.[citation needed] It boasts 100% placements for the Batch 2010-2011.[citation needed]

Residential student halls[edit]

Student Bodies[edit]

CSI Student Branch

The CSI IGDTUW Student Branch was formed on 18 August 2008 under the guidance of Dr. Devendra Tayal (HOD, CSE and Branch Counselor, CSI IGDTUW), Ms. Vibha (Faculty Advisor, CSI IGIT) and it was formally inaugurated on 20 October 2008 followed by a week long celebration consisting of competitions, quizzes, workshops and so on. It is a technical society which serves as a platform innovative for the ideas of IGITians. CSI students of IGIT organises "TREMORS" an annual technical festival. The branch aims to create a technology oriented environment in IGIT.

ACM Student Chapter

Established in year 2012,the Student chapter aims at creating and developing technical knowledge among atudents. Study groups have been launched to make students learn other than academics. Every year the student Body organizes ESPECTRO, the annual technical fest. The ACM SB aims at creating technology oriented environment in IGIT.

IEEE Student Branch

The IGIT IEEE Student Branch is one of the most active student branches under the Delhi Section, Region 10 (Asia Pacific). Established in 2004, the IGIT IEEE SB has progressed under the able mentorship of Branch Counselor Prof. S. B. Jain (HOD, ECE Dept.).Under the IEEE activities, a number of weekly events have been conducted all around the year, like Technical Crosswords, Vocabulary, Techno-Pictionary, Hardware design quiz, to mention a few.

SAE IGIT Collegiate Club

Established in 2000, SAE-IGIT Collegiate Club enabled IGIT to become an integral part of SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, based in Detroit, U.S.A. It provides the student members of IGIT with an ideal platform for having an insight in all the technological revolutions taking place around the world. Under the aegis of SAE Collegiate club and Ms. Shipra Aggarwal as the Faculty Advisor, various industrial visits, technical events and workshops are organized annually. The college students has been taking part in the following SAE India Programs: BAJA SAE India, SUPURA, Effi- Cycle, AWIM (A World In Motion), SAE India Foundation Scholarship (Kalpna Chawala Award).

Technoliterati - The Literary Society

Technoliterati is the Literary Society of IGIT. Techno literati has a magazine ‘MINDSCAPES’ which covers the best articles from the college students, polls about the latest issues and interviews with the most famous people across the campus. The IGIT newsletter ‘WAVELENGTH’ has all news about IGIT faculty and student achievements, faculty details and all the news related to extra curricular activities of IGIT.

Greensphere - The Eco club

GREENSPHERE, the environment club of IGIT, aims at increasing the environmental awareness among students.

Sports Club

This Sports Club is set up to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship and unity in the enthusiastic technocrats. The sports activities include volleyball, basketball, table tennis and badminton currently.

Leaders for Tomorrow

Leaders For Tomorrow is a not for profit youth leadership movement established mainly in the college campuses to awaken the social consciousness of the youth, encourage volunteerism and social action among them. The organization, along with its volunteers from the college, had successfully organized a great number of activities last year, such as cleanliness drive, paper bag making competition, tree plantation drive, the Anti-Drug-Anti-Ragging campaign and many more.

Footloose - The Dance Society

Footloose is the dance Society of IGIT that inspires the students to utilize the wonderful art of dance to express true feelings and emotions. The Footloose Team of IGIT, named as BLAZE, is trained in a variety of dance forms and has always made an effort to present myriad forms of dancing, ranging from classical to folk, contemporary to hip hop, lyrical to ballroom dancing.

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