New  STEM Mentorship Programme Launched by IIT Delhi for High School Girls

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has inaugurated the third batch of its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) mentorship program tailored for high school girls studying in Classes 9 and 11. This initiative is organized under the auspices of the Office of Academic Outreach and New Initiatives, IIT Delhi.

For the third batch, IIT Delhi received over 200 nomination applications from various Delhi government schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools (Delhi-NCR region), and private schools. A total of 100 candidates have been selected to participate in this year’s program.

The STEM Mentorship Program will unfold in three comprehensive phases. The “summer phase,” spanning from May 14 to May 24, will feature a 9-day workshop. Participants will be immersed in STEM domains through expert lectures, laboratory demonstrations, and hands-on problem-solving sessions. Additionally, a Maker Space workshop at IIT Delhi will provide students with hands-on experience in DIY projects.

In the subsequent “At the school” phase, between July and November 2024, participants will engage in the Sci-Tech Spins lecture series to be held monthly on Saturdays. Interaction sessions with IIT Delhi students will enrich their learning experience.

The program will culminate in the “winter phase” in January 2025 with lectures on leadership in STEM, entrepreneurship, and interactions with accomplished IIT Delhi alumni.

The first cohort of this mentorship program was launched in December 2021 with 10 girls, followed by the successful completion of the second batch of 32 schoolgirls in June 2023.

Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director of IIT Delhi, launched the third phase of this mentorship journey, which is designed to inspire and empower young minds to explore careers in STEM disciplines. The mentorship program aims to foster a nurturing environment for budding talents.

“We are keen to enhance gender balance in our institute. This workshop provides an opportunity for women students to explore opportunities in STEM and make informed career choices based on their interests and passion,” said Prof. Rangan Banerjee, IIT Delhi.

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