Sunday, January 7, 2018

Gender gap narrowing in higher education: HRD survey

 Gender gap in India's institutes of higher studies has reduced by nine lakh in the last five years with girl students outnumbering men in eight disciplines in 2016-17 academic session, according to a survey of the HRD ministry.

While in master's of arts, there are 160 women for every 100 men, in bachelor's of science (nursing) has 384 women for every 100 men.

Even in the postgraduate classes of science and commerce, women have handsomely outnumbered men with 167 and 158 respectively per 100 males. However, in undergraduate and technical and professional courses like BTech, law or management, the enrolment is skewed in favour of males and the gap is significant.

Gender gap is narrowing in higher edu, says HRD survey

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