The government degree is for women and girls who want to enter the fields of science and technology.
But the government’s emphasis on female-only colleges is changing, and the women’s college is in the process of getting a women-only designation.
This month, the government announced that Mukurmpuram University of Technology in Kerala will be called the University of Women in Technology.
The new designation, announced by Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao on December 4, will be given to institutions that cater to women students who are eligible for university admission, according to a press release.
The government has also set aside Rs.2,000 to help the institution with construction and maintenance of its new campus.
The announcement is welcome news for women students and students at women-owned private universities, who say they are now able to pursue their dreams of pursuing the government degree at such an elite institution.
“The decision to change the name of the university is a positive step forward for women in this country.
The college is definitely an institution that women can go for,” said Sarangkulam, a junior from the college, which has a student body of over 3,000.
“I would like to say that this is not a matter of political expediency.
We want to go for a university degree.
I think that this name change is a good step forward,” she added.