Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women

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Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women
Type Public
Established 1998
Chancellor Najeeb Jung
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nupur Prakash
Academic staff
40+
Students 1000+
Location New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Website www.igit.ac.in

Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women (IGDTUW) is a women's university located in New Delhi, India on the campus of the old Delhi College of Engineering. It was founded as the Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology in 1998 and was the only constituent college of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. In May 2013 it gained autonomy and became the first women's technical university in India.

The university 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.[1] From May, 2013 IGIT has been known as Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women.

Administration[edit]

Prof. 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. Mrs Achala Singh holds the position of the Registrar of the University.

Courses and admissions[edit]

The university offers undergraduate Bachelor of Technology courses in four different fields, namely Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical and Automation Engineering.[2] Postgraduate courses include a Master of Computer Applications and Master of Technology, as well as a Ph.D through Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.[citation needed] Students are selected through Joint Admission Counseling (based on IIT MAINS score).[3]

Residential student halls[edit]

The campus has an Under Graduate and Post Graduate hostel wing with a capacity of approximately 200 students each.

Student Bodies[edit]

CSI Student Branch

The CSI IGDTUW Student Branch was formed on 18 August 2008 under the guidance of 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. The branch aims to create a technology oriented environment in IGDTUW.

ACM Student Chapter

Established in year 2012,the Student chapter aims at creating and developing technical knowledge among students. Study groups have been launched to make students learn other than academics. The ACM SB aims at creating technology oriented environment in IGDTUW.

IEEE Student Branch

The IGDTUW 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 IGDTUW Collegiate Club

Established in 2000, SAE-IGDTUW Collegiate Club enabled IGDTUW to become an integral part of SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, based in Detroit, U.S.A. It provides the student members of IGDTUW 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 Mr Vivek Chawla 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 Chawla Award).


Technoliterati - The Literary Society

Technoliterati is the Literary Society of IGDTUW. 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 IGDTUW newsletter ‘WAVELENGTH’ has all news about IGDTUW faculty and student achievements, faculty details and all the news related to extra curricular activities of IGDTUW.

Greensphere - The Eco club

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

Synergy, The 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 non-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.

Hypnotics - The Dance Society

Hypnotics is the dance Society of IGDTUW that inspires the students to utilize the wonderful art of dance to express true feelings and emotions. The Hypnotics Team of IGDTUW 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.

Rahnuma - the Dramatics Society

The dramatics society of IGDTUW, Rahnuma, trains the members in street plays and participates in various college fests as well as public shows to spread messages on burning social issues. The theme for 2013-14 was 'Seven Sins'.

Technical and Cultural Fests[edit]

Taarangana

Taarangana[4] is the cultural fest of IGDTUW and was held for the first time on 30-31st January,2014. It is organised henceforth every year in January.

Tremors

Tremors is the annual technical fest of the CSI Student Chapter of IGDTUW. Held every year for three days during the month of March.

Impulse

Impulse is the annual technical fest of the IEEE Student Chapter of IGDTUW. Held every year for three days during the month of March.

Espectro

Espectro is the annual technical fest of the ACM Student Chapter of IGDTUW. Held every year for three days during the month of March.

Xebec

Xebec is the annual technical fest of the SAE Student Chapter of IGDTUW. Held every year for three days during the month of March.

References[edit]

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