In the past few years, women-friendly colleges have cropped up all over India.
And not just in the cities, but also in rural areas where rural women have historically been excluded from higher education.
In a country where there is a severe lack of public spaces, women are finding it difficult to access information, learn from their elders, and access social skills.
According to the Women’s Forum on Education (WFE), women make up about 40% of India’s total population, and are the second largest group of students in higher education (after men).
According to WFE, women make only 3% of the total students enrolled in higher institutions, and only 0.2% of faculty.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, women comprise more than 25% of those enrolled in tertiary institutions and the next largest group is students who are in private colleges.
In private colleges, women constitute only 0% of students enrolled, and they are also the least represented in faculty positions.
In India, it is estimated that 1.3 billion women are enrolled in the secondary education sector, which is almost two-thirds of the entire population.
Women make up a staggering 78% of tertiary students, as well as the majority of students at private colleges (62%).
In the context of gender inequality in education, it becomes even more pressing when it comes to women who are studying for post-graduate degrees.
As per the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), women account for almost one-third of the students in post-graduation studies, but only 19% of post-grads.
According the NIST, in 2012, women made up almost a quarter of the post-study population, with men making up nearly half of the population.
As per the Women and Gender Survey 2016-2017, there are over 6 million women in India who are currently pursuing post-degree degrees.
In terms of percentage of women in these fields, only 2% of all PhD students are women, and a mere 1% of PhD students from women-owned and female-run companies.
The same is true for postgraduates in medicine, government, and law.
According a recent survey conducted by the International Institute for Management (IIM) and conducted by IIT-Kharagpur, there is an alarming gender gap in the top jobs in India.
In addition to the lack of access to education, women also suffer from being underrepresented in fields such as law, medicine, and politics.
According TOI’s Women in Law survey, India ranks 130th out of 155 countries on gender equality in the field of law.
Women are also less represented in higher-level posts in the public sector, such as police, civil services, and in corporate boardrooms.
According the National Council of Women, a women-oriented women’s advocacy organization, women have been underrepresented and under-represented in India’s legal profession for decades.
In the country’s law courts, women represent only 6% of active cases in the highest court, while they are almost exclusively represented in the lower courts, and not in the Supreme Court, which accounts for nearly 80% of cases in India, according to the NCLW.
The survey found that only 5% of Indian law students are female.
Despite the fact that women are more likely to work in a traditionally male-dominated sector such as education, the law profession in India has historically been dominated by men.
In India, only 11% of judges are women.
This is also true for judges in the national and state courts.
According TOI, only 20% of female judges in India are in senior positions in the judiciary, with women constituting only 17% of its members.
In comparison, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has identified that only 3.3% of lawyers in India is female, and 5% are women lawyers.
Women are also more likely than men to get married and have children.
A study conducted by The Times of India, a newspaper, revealed that women have to work longer and longer hours to maintain a comfortable life.
According as a study by IBS-SIPP, women workers are overworked and underpaid compared to men workers, and also face challenges such as poor healthcare and employment opportunities.
According To the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the median age of a woman in India stands at 29, while a median age for a man is around 42.
In 2012, India had the highest percentage of people under the age of 18 in the country at around 13%.
As of 2015, India’s population stood at 2.38 billion, with a population density of around 1.45 billion people per square kilometer.
The median age in the rural population is about 24 years old.
According a survey conducted in the State of Gujarat by ICS