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India Faculty

The proportion of engineering faculty who were female in 2016-2017 academic year varied by the academic position held. Women were more highly represented in the lower faculty ranks, such as assistant professors and lecturers (MHRD, 2017). Percentage of Female Faculty, by Position, 2016-2017 Additional Resources MHRD (2017). All India Survey on Higher Education 2017. New […]

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India Graduate Education

The enrollment numbers in doctoral engineering and technology disciplines for the 2016-2017 academic year are similar to those found in undergraduate engineering and technology disciplines. For example, women are still underrepresented among students enrolled in doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering, comprising only 8.7% of these participants. The category of other engineering and technology disciplines has […]

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India Undergraduate Education

In the 2016-17 academic year, colleges approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) enrolled 717,506 undergraduate students. Of those students, 33.7% were female. More specifically, women represented 28.1% of participants in Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Technology degree programs in the 2016-2017 school year. Although mechanical engineering enrolls the highest number […]

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India Degree Attainment

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, […]

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