A panel has recommended reservation for girl students in IITs to address the issue of slump in the number of female students entering the prestigious institutes.  According to the reports of PTI, the committee is learnt to have suggested creating up to 20 per cent supernumerary seats for girls out of the total number of seats. The recommendation of the committee will be taken up in the meeting of the joint admission board (JAB) for a final decision, which will decide whether the reservation will come in effect from this year or from 2018.Also Read - NEET 2021: Check Exam Date, Syllabus, Application Form, Exam Pattern and Latest Update Here

Concerned by the slump in number of girl students entering IITs, the JAB has set up a panel under the chairmanship of professor Timothy Gonsalves to find ways to rectify the situation in the institutes. The number of seats for male candidates will not be affected and this will help IITs achieve the 1 lakh target by 2020. Also, only candidates who have already qualified in JEE-Advanced will be considered. ALSO READ: JEE Main 2017 and CBSE Class 12 Boards too close, parents and teachers unhappy with Class 12 Date Sheet Also Read - IIT Seat Allotment: First round of IIT seat allotment completed by JoSAA

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