Indian Women and Girls in Science: Scholarships, Fellowships, Mentorship for Girl Students and Women in STEM
Dr. Durga Kadel, Ragini Rathore
Gender equality, sustainable development, STEM, scholarship, fellowship and mentorship programs.
In the last few decades, there are some scholarship, fellowship and mentorship programs that have been started by various institutions, companies and the Government of India to equalize the visibility of women and girl students in the global science community. Science and gender equality are both important for worldwide development and is an important part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, even today, a significant gender gap still exists at all levels of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines around the world.This is the reason why every year 11 February is celebrated as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the important role of women in the field of science and technology. According to the latest All India Survey on Higher Education released in the academic year 2019-20, the percentage of women in engineering and technology in India is less than 30%. Overall statistics on STEM enrollment (at all levels of higher education) show that women lag behind men, with over 56% enrollments in these fields.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1

Page(s): 1261 - 1264
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