Recent AISHE Report Says More Women in College Now, But There Is Still A Long Way To Go…

More women are now going to college, but there's still the obstacle of true financial independence to be conquered in a patriarchal society like ours.

Great news! More and more women are going to college in India, and a recent report by the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) shows a 32% increase since 2014-15. This is even better than the overall increase in students, which is 26.5%. The report tells us that 2.07 crore women enrolled in higher education in 2021-22, which is a big increase from 1.57 crore in 2014-15.

What’s even cooler is that out of the total increase in students (91 lakh) since 2014-15, 55% are women. This means that more women are joining colleges compared to men. It’s a big step towards giving equal chances to everyone.

The report also shares some interesting stuff about what subjects women are choosing. In Arts, there are 1.13 crore students, with 51% being women. In Science, out of 49.18 lakh students, 50.8% are women, and in Commerce, out of 44.08 lakh students, 47.2% are women. This tells us that women are exploring various subjects and not sticking to just one type.

The report also mentions that more women are going for postgraduate and PhD studies, which is fantastic. In subjects like M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., and Education, there are more women than men. This shows that women are not just stopping after college; they want to learn more!

Some challenges, though

But here’s a challenge – in technical and engineering courses, only 29.1% are women. It’s like not many girls are choosing these fields. We need to encourage more girls to explore these areas too!

Sonal Kapoor, from Protsahan India Foundation, says it’s great that more girls are going to college, but the real success is when this education helps them get good jobs and be independent. So, while we celebrate the good news, we also need to make sure that women get equal chances in all fields.

In simple words, more girls are going to college, which is awesome! But we need to make sure they get equal chances in every subject, especially in technical stuff. Let’s keep cheering for more opportunities for everyone!

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