From crèche to equal opportunity at work IITKGP offers it all to its women workforce

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On this Women’s Day the female workforce at IIT Kharagpur will have a reason to cheer.

Answering their long standing demand the institute has finally set up a crèche cum day-care center within the campus to ensure the kids are looked after even when their mothers are away and busy with their teaching and research activities.

 

“In 2013 when our current director Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti joined office he had a meeting with all the female faculty members. It was there that this idea of having a crèche was mooted. The final proposal was submitted in 2015 and it took almost a year to make preparations to start the crèche- day care centre. Finally, now we have the facility up and running,” said Prof. Sanghamitra Basu, Chairperson of the crèche management committee and a faculty member of Architectur