Study reports India making slow progress in advancing women in S&T

The number of women in engineering, physics and computer science – and other areas of knowledge and innovation – is on the the decline

By Sophia Huyer, PhD, and Nancy Halfkin, PhD | Posted on 29 October 2013

A 2012 report by Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT) and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) on Gender Equality in the Knowledge Society found the number of women in the science, technology and innovation fields “alarmingly low” in the world’s leading economies, including the US.

Women have long been fighting to be recognized in the same light as men. Although the past few decades have seen fundamental growth in gender equality, the reality is that equal opportunity is still a challenge for women in certain disciplines in various countries.

India, for one, is making slow progress in regard to advancing women in science. This is evident in country reports conducted last year.