An Analysis on Women Enrolment in Higher Education in India

  • G Ezhilarasan Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M Sampath Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India https://orcid.org/0009-0007-2042-0458
  • M R Vaidyanathan Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R Dinesh Kannan Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Gender Disparity, Higher Education, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), Udaan, AISHE

Abstract

There is still a gender enrolment disparity in India’s higher education system, despite notable progress. Using a combination of methods for thorough analysis, this study explores the complex interactions between socio-economic, cultural, and institutional barriers preventing women from pursuing higher education chances. Further, this study relies on the issues of Girls are disproportionately affected by ongoing poverty, a lack of family support, and uneven access to high-quality secondary school, which undermines their ambitions for further education. Women students in higher education are marginalized and denied academic opportunities due to inadequate infrastructure, a dearth of gender-sensitive teaching techniques, and a dearth of female role models. Not only is closing the gender gap in higher education morally required, but it is also a calculated investment in the future of India. India can unleash the enormous potential of its female population and move the country toward a more egalitarian and prosperous future by removing the complex hurdles found in this study and putting in place efficient interventions at the individual, and institutional. The simple statistical tools adopted and it was observed from the results that the annual average percentage rate was positive in all the levels of education. Finally, it is particularly noted that the majority of the women were enrolled in Ph.D after integrated and PG Diploma programmes.

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2024-03-01
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Ezhilarasan, G., Sampath, M., Vaidyanathan, M. R., & Dinesh Kannan, R. (2024). An Analysis on Women Enrolment in Higher Education in India. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 12(2), 35-38. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v12i2.7184
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