Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Recent trends and status of women in Higher Education in India
Kapil Ingole, Vicent Caballer, Stephanie Gallear

Last modified: 10-06-2015


The Indian education system is one of the oldest and largest in the world. Some progress has been made in the field of women’s education. A recent trend shows that a huge number of female students are enrolling into higher education: 79.44 % Undergraduate, 11.39% for Post graduate & 0.72 % for Ph. D. The sex ratio in has increased; GPI up to 0.88 in 2012. Women’s enrolment pattern has changed, currently it is much higher in Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce / Education than in non-technical / non-professional fields. A similar trend is being seen in Engineering Management and Technology in professional courses with less enrolment of women. This paper is an attempt to present the overall status of women in higher education.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd15.2015.541

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