A study conducted by the Aspiring Minds organization in 2016 found that the gender gap in engineering colleges in India exists, but it is not as large as that found in other countries. However, this same study found that the ratio of male-to-female engineers in the workforce was much higher than that found in college, producing questions as to the cause of the loss of female engineers from college to workplace (Aspiring Minds, 2016). In India during the 2011-12 school year, women were about equally represented (50.7%) among science graduates (Mani, 2015). Yet, among engineering and technology graduates, women remained underrepresented (31.3%). Graduates included undergraduate, postgraduate, Masters, and Doctoral degree holders.
Science, Engineering, and Technology Graduates in 2011-2012, by Gender
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