Manish Sisodia felicitates BTech students of IGDTUW for mentoring government school girls

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia felicitated girls of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for mentoring government school girls of Classes 11,12 on STEM, engineering career.

Manish Sisodia felicitates BTech students of IGDTUW for mentoring government school girls Manish Sisodia at felicitation ceremony (Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | Oct 19, 2021 - 8:10 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia felicitated girls of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University (IGDTUW) for successfully completing Delhi government’s 6-months long mentoring programme.

Under the programme, engineering students of IGDTUW participated to provide STEM mentoring for 6 months to girls of Delhi government schools.

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“The programme was launched when Deputy CM looked at past years data and realised that year after year girls were outperforming boys in the board examinations, yet a very small percentage of these girls was choosing to study Science in 11th grade,” an official statement said. Even those girls who are enrolled in Science stream, often do not have access to information and guidance about a career in engineering especially, the statement added.

250 girl students pursuing engineering at IGDTUW mentored more than 1000 girls studying science subject in Classes 11 and 12 in Delhi government schools.

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Under this education mentoring programme, girls who had recently cleared the JEE exam had the opportunity to share their experience, learnings and advice with students who were preparing for the same exam.

The mentoring curriculum included various aspects of STEM - the available choices of courses in STEM, the entrance exams, the examination patterns, preparation needed for entrance exams, resources available for preparation, financial aid schemes of the government, how to deal with exam pressure and stress, time management, techniques for better focus etc.

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At the felicitation ceremony, Nancy Bhatti, a mentor in the programme said: “I studied at a government school too and I had fought to take up Science stream. I knew I wanted to be an Engineer but I didn’t know how, so I ended up missing the entrance exam in my year.. But I don't want other girls like me to end up missing out just because their families can’t guide them. This is why I became a mentor.”

Sisodia said: “...I urge all of you to now go back and motivate all your friends to become Mentors too. Education needs to become a people’s revolution!”


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