779 seats exclusively for women will be added by all Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). This step has been taken to increase gender ratio in B.Tech programme. As per a decision taken in 2017, the seat numbers for females was to be increased but the final numbers have been announced now which will be in addition to normal intake of candidates.
The number of seats may vary each academic year. As per sources, there are less than 10 percent of female candidates in IITs as of now. News has it that out of these 779 seats, the largest chunks will go to IIT- Kharagpur (113), followed by IIT-Dhanbad (95), IIT-Kanpur (79), IIT-BHU (76), IIT-Rourkee (68), IIT-Delhi (59), IIT-Mumbai (58) and IIT-Guwahati (57).