By BBC News’ Aditya Choudhary and Samir Amini – KolkataThe government college in Sri Lankan capital Kolkatta, where women students were offered degrees in their 20s, 30s and 40s, is about to have its first female student.
The government college is located at the centre of the Srikaratri region of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The college is now run by the Sri Lankan government.
The college, which is based in the capital Kolar, has a population of approximately 20,000.
“We have a huge number of women who have graduated from the college,” said Ankit Rao, the dean of the college.
Ankit Rao was the head of the Sri Lanka government’s Women’s College from 2012 to 2016.
‘We can’t afford to have more women in the profession’The government degree college in Kolar was created by the state government in January 2017.
In the last two decades, there has been an increase in the number of female graduates in Sri Lanka’s colleges and universities, said Anand Suresh, an education consultant.
A major factor for the increase is the fact that the government has not been paying salaries to its female employees, he added.
However, Anand said that the Government College in Sulkumonagar is not the only college in the state with women students.
According to the State Higher Education Commission, there are two government colleges in the southern state of Madras, the first of which is run by Madras University.
There are three more government colleges that are located in Madras state, including the government college at Jodhpur, where there are also two women students and the government university at Colombo.
There is also a private college in Tamil Nadu, called Dhananjaya, which has about 50 students.