IIT Mandi to conduct workshop encouraging girls to join Science & Technology field

IIT Mandi to conduct workshop encouraging girls to join Science & Technology field
Abhay Anand | Sep 10, 2018 - 3:17 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 10: The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi is organising a 15 day workshop under the proposed scheme of Department of Science and Technology, ‘Vigyan Jyoti’, from 10th to 22nd September 2018 for meritorious girls of Himachal Pradesh.

The purpose of the workshop is to motivate the selected 30 girl students to join the field of Science and Technology (S&T) and to provide them counselling for various career options through expert lectures, interactions and access to research labs etc.

While inaugurating the workshop, Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “Job of an engineer is to make life easier. For a long time, it was thought that the field of engineering needs physical strength, that's why we had less number of female engineers. We encourage more girls to opt for engineering as we can have better solutions to the problem. I wish all these workshop lectures will encourage you for engineering field and by the end of the workshop most of you will choose engineering as a career.”

Through the workshop, the Institute will introduce the students to all possible areas of science, while also explaining the societal relevance of the individual fields. The Institute has selected these students from government schools of Himachal Pradesh based on their performance in 10th class.

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