Low Representation of Women in STEM Faculty

Recently, according to a study conducted by BiasWatchIndia revealed low representation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) faculty in India.

Key points

  • Only 13.5% of faculty members across 98 universities and institutes are women. This underrepresentation is not unique to India, but the disparity is more prominent here compared to countries like the US and UK.
  • Not only are women underrepresented in STEM faculties, but the percentage of women further decreases in top-ranked institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
  • At 9.2 per cent, women’s representation ....
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