Professional education eludes 85% girl students
New Delhi: Professional education remains a
less preferred area for girl students as 85 per cent of them
enrol in conventional streams of Arts, Science and Commerce,
a government report has said.
The enrolment of girl students in education has increased
from less than 10 per cent at the time of independence to 41.4
per cent in 2009-10, the annual report of the HRD Ministry
The number of girl students enrolled in different streams
in 2009-10 stands at 56,49,102. Of them, only 15 per cent
prefer professional courses like engineering, medicine,
technology, law, veterinary science and agriculture.
Nearly 49 per cent girl students have enrolled in Arts
stream followed by 20 per cent in Science and 16 per cent
in Commerce, the report said.
However, only five per cent of them are in Engineering
stream while 3.5 per cent have taken up Medicine. There were
15,252 girl students opting for Agriculture.
The percentage of total enrolment of women is highest in
Goa (59 per cent) and lowest in Bihar (30 per cent), it said.
In absolute number, Uttar Pradesh accounts for the highest
enrolment (eight lakh) followed by Maharashtra (7.8 lakh).
The government has taken a number initiatives like
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, girls hostels construction
and special scholarship schemes for augmenting the enrolment
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- What Muslims think about Ram Mandir issue?
- Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad barred from flying after his assault on AI staffer
- Martyrs' Day: Nation remembers Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru for their sacrifice
- London terrorist attack leaves five dead, including police officer
- Do not put unnecessary pressure on police: PM Modi tells UP BJP MPs
- Hukumdev Narain Yadav to be new Vice-President of India?
- 400 Trinamool Congress members including many TMC stalwarts join BJP in Tripura
- Unable to meet educational expenses, Muslim girl writes to PM Narendra Modi – Know what happened next
- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru were hanged on 23 March 1931 – This is how PM Modi paid tribute today
- Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Prateek, his daughter-in-law Aparna meet UP CM Yogi Adityanath - Know why