While giving details of the GATI pilot project managed by DST, Dr. Sanjeet Singh, Dean Research, University of Chandigarh, said: “The project aims to improve the enrollment of female students in higher education institutions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and education. medicine (STEMM) and also to promote the participation of women in scientific activities. laboratories, research and patents. ”Dr Sanjeet further added that the GATI program is part of the KIRAN (Knowledge Implication in Research Advancement through Nurturing) division in which chartered institutions / universities are selected following rigorous selection criteria that include female: male ratio in student enrollment, female: male ratio of appointed professors, contribution of students and professors to research and entrepreneurship. Chandigarh University is also a partner institution of DST in as part of the INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) program which is used to attract talent from schools to science, and the university holds annual INSPIRE camps on its campus where meritorious students from the Punjab undergo practical work . -on training on projects so that their interest can be developed in the field of science and that s choose their career in STEMM subjects.
Dr SS Sehgal, Registrar of the University of Chandigarh, said: “The University of Chandigarh is already taking a number of initiatives to improve gender equality in all the programs offered. Currently, the enrollment rate of women in STEMM subjects is 46.9%, while the number of female professors in STEMM subjects is already 51.4%. ”The University has filed a total of 900 patents , of which 30% of patents were filed by professors and students, while out of the 108 start-ups incubated at the CU-TBI (Technology Business Incubator), 47% of the start-ups were created by female students, a-t -he adds.
“It is a matter of great pride that the University of Chandigarh has been selected for the GATI pilot project and we, as a member of the fraternity of higher education institutions of India play our role in improving the gender parity that exists especially in science and technology. As part of the GATI project, we are committed to adopting the principles of gender parity in our policies, practices, action plan and institutional culture so that significant improvement can be achieved in this regard, said Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, University of Chandigarh.
About the University of Chandigarh
Chandigarh University is an NAAC A + Grade University and UGC approved stand-alone educational institution and is located near Chandigarh in the state of Punjab. It is the youngest university in India and the only private university in the Punjab to have received an A + rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). CU offers over 109 UG and PG programs in engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce and more . It has been awarded as the University with the best rankings by the WCRC.
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