All the efforts of IIT-Delhi paid off when more female candidates took admission in the IIT Delhi for their graduation. But the initial experience of these girls' candidates went bad when some of them were told hostel has no room for them. Because of the space crunch in the hostel, some of the students were told to stay in the adjacent building which is meant for the associate professors of the institute.
According to a senior official of IIT-D, the institute this year witnessed a 30% increase in the female candidates for undergraduate and masters course which led to the space crunch in the hostel.
According to sources, few angry parents even complained to the HRD minister that many students were asked to sleep on the mattresses as no cots were available in the hostel.
Officials said that the order for the cots has been placed and 30-40 of them will be available by Saturday.
“We have accommodated all undergraduate students in the hostel. Around 100 masters students have been allotted rooms in the adjacent building. It is a temporary arrangement,” said a senior IIT official.
Officials further said that some of the students in 2016 were also asked to stay in the temporary accommodation but they were allotted the hostel room soon and this year the number of students is very high. “Most of them have been given mattresses till cots are made available,” the official said.
“We had not anticipated such an increase but we have provided cots and almirahs to some students. We will provide them soon to the students who got only mattresses as of now. They will dine with students in the dining area in the hostel,” said the official.