Delhi government schools introduced STEM in partnership with a mobile app called EY STEM Tribe to encourage female students opting for stem subjects. Only 43% of female students opt for STEM subjects in high schools according AISHE 2018-19. The main idea is to break stereotypes that boys opt for science streams and girls opt for humanities and encourage female students to continue their studies.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made the announcement on October 11, 2019 at the launch of mobile app EY STEM Tribe, which features modules on Science and Technology like climate change, space exploration, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and block chain.
“In India, only 2 per cent of the CEOs are female. And only one per cent of the CFOs are female. Higher secondary classes of Delhi government schools have 57 per cent students as females while only 43 per cent are in Science stream. Such stereotypes need to be broken now,” said Manish Sisodia.