President Pratibha Patil has asked the government to set up an Indian Institute of Technology exclusively for girls.
She has also insisted that it be built in Amravati, her former Lok Sabha constituency. Amravati is in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha, which has seen a spate of suicides by debt-ridden farmers.
None of the country’s top institutes of higher education like the IITs or the Indian Institutes of Management caters only to women. Nor is there any central university meant only for women.
Thanks to Yogesh Upadhyaya for the e-mail pointer.
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