25% of faculty in top central universities are women

In an analysis of the gender ratio of faculty members in 28 prominent Central universities in India, women faculty members constitute only one-quarter of the total teachers, writes Kritika Sharma for Daily News and Analysis.

Out of the 28 universities analysed, including at least one prominent university from each state, it was found that out of 7,743 teachers, 5,681 are men and 2,062 are women.

While Aligarh Muslim University and Central University of Kashmir were the worst in terms of gender ratio, the universities located in the national capital including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Indira Gandhi National Open University or IGNOU have a balance in terms of the gender ratio. IGNOU, which offers courses in various streams including science, humanities and social sciences, had the best gender ratio, with 133 female faculty members against 154 male faculty members.
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