INDIA: Women engineering student numbers soar

Women have more than doubled their number across the country's engineering colleges over the past decade, pushing against one of the most resilient glass ceilings in Indian academia, writes Charu Sudan Kasturi for The Hindustan Times.

Latest University Grants Commission (UGC) statistics show that a total of 276,806 women were enrolled in engineering and technology courses at the start of the 2009-10 academic session as compared with 124,606 in 2000-01.

Women have also increased their enrolment across all other streams - such as management and commerce (68%), education (223%), law (33%), arts (62%), sciences (72%), medicine (89%), agriculture (74%) and veterinary sciences (29%) - the data shows.
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