New Delhi: In a bid to accelerate growth of women in technical education, the Delhi State government has decided to open a technical university exclusively for women.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said the existing technical college — Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, currently a part of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIP) — has been shortlisted for upgraded into a full-fledged university.

"The Indira Gandhi Institute has attained a level of maturity and has made rich contribution to the growth of quality technical education and research among women during last 12 years,” Dikshit said.

The Delhi Cabinet on Monday approved the draft Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University Bill, 2012, which will now be placed before the Assembly in the budget session.

Meanwhile, the state government is also mulling over the proposal on allotment of concrete houses in slum areas. The allotment of the houses will be done on a lease of 15 years and is likely to be finalized in March.

(JPN/ Bureau)