The tech schools have never before given out information on mothers of the candidates they picked. But this time, they have released data that shows most mums are at least graduates and largely homemakers. Of the 9,974 students who have gone on to join the IITs, the mothers of around 2,250 are postgraduates; another 3,200 are graduates (in all over 50%). As many as 6,690 of women in the sample are stay-at-home moms. Most are financially dependent with an annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh.