The enrollment numbers in doctoral engineering and technology disciplines for the 2018-2019 academic year are similar to those found in undergraduate engineering and technology disciplines. For example, women are still underrepresented among students enrolled in doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering, comprising only 9.4% of these participants. The category of other engineering and technology disciplines has among the highest number of women enrolled in their doctoral program. Among doctoral degree holders in mechanical engineering, women are also underrepresented (13.4%). Yet, in the disciplines of agriculture engineering and architecture and information technology, women are slightly overrepresented among doctoral graduates, representing 46.2% and 43.3%, respectively, of the graduates from these disciplines.
Percentage of Female Ph.D. Engineering & Technology Enrollment, by Program Discipline, 2018-19
Percentage of Female Ph.D. Engineering & Technology Degree Holders, by Program Discipline, 2018-19
- Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), (2019). All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), 2018-19. New Delhi, India: Government of India, Department of Higher Education.