Women in Engineering in India

By Sudha Goel.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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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

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp.49-56. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.897MB).

Dr. Sudha Goel

Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Sudha Goel is currently Assistant Professor (Environmental Engineering), Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India. Her research interests include water quality and treatment, solid and hazardous waste management and environmental risk assessments. She is a graduate of LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. India (BE in Environmental Engineering) and The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (MSE and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering).

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