A comparison of data from various sources makes it clear that the enrolment of women in Engineering in India is far below what it should be. Some of the underlying factors that may be responsible for the lack of interest amongst women towards engineering will be discussed. It is also clear that many of the flaws that one observes in engineering education and practice can be remedied by greater participation and involvement of the ‘forgotten’ half of society.
|Keywords:||Percent Women, Engineering, India, IIT Kharagpur, Career Options|
Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
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