IIT-Delhi Inaugurates STEM Mentorship Programme for High School Girls

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Posted on May 17, 2024


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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT -Delhi) has inaugurated its third batch of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) mentorship programme that is tailored for high school girls studying in Classes 9 and 11. 

More than 200 nomination submissions were received this year from private schools, Delhi government schools, and Kendriya Vidyalaya institutions in the Delhi-NCR area. For the third batch, a total of 100 individuals have been selected.

There will be three thorough parts to the STEM Mentorship Program. During the “summer phase,” which runs from May 14 to May 24, there will be a nine-day course. Through expert lectures, practical problem-solving workshops, and laboratory demonstrations, the participants will be thoroughly immersed in STEM subjects. In addition, IIT Delhi’s Maker Space program will give students practical practice with do-it-yourself projects.

During the ensuing “At the school” phase, which runs from July to November 2024, attendees will take part in the monthly Saturday Sci-Tech Spins lecture series. Their educational experience would be enhanced by the interactions they have with students from IIT Delhi.

The curriculum will come to an end in January 2025 during the “winter phase,” which will include talks on entrepreneurship, STEM leadership, and meetings with successful IIT Delhi graduates.

The Office of Academic Outreach and New Initiatives, IIT Delhi, organized the launch of the first cohort of 10 schoolgirls in December 2021, and in June 2023, the second batch of 32 schoolgirls underwent a “successful completion.”

To encourage and empower young people to consider jobs in STEM fields, Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director of IIT Delhi, officially opened the third phase of this mentorship program. The mentorship program also attempts to provide a fostering atmosphere for emerging talent.

“We are eager to improve the gender ratio in our organization. Prof. Rangan Banerjee of IIT Delhi stated, “This workshop offers women students the chance to explore opportunities in STEM and make informed career choices based on their interests and passion.”