Only 14 girls have made the cut to the top 500 ranks of the IIT JEE Advanced exam (and 46 when the list is expanded to the top 1,000 scorers).
However, under the HRD ministry’s gender diversity plan, at least 8% more seats (800 in all) will be added to IITs this year to accommodate more girls, thus enhancing female representation in popular streams like computer science and electrical engineering.
Also read: The Female Reservation: Affirmative Action for Gender Equality in IITs and Engineering