Some of our top technical institutions are male bastions, but general universities fare better on female-male ratio

IISc Bengaluru IITs in top 100 on international rankings but still remain male bastions
news Gender Friday, December 04, 2015 - 15:29

Some of India’s premier technical institutions – the IITs – have made it to the top 100 on the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, but the data also shows that they remain male bastions. In comparison, general universities have more equitable student populations with Delhi University having an equal number of young women and men.

In its “BRICS & Emerging Economies” ranking of universities for 2016, IISc Bengaluru was the highest ranked Indian institution at number 16.

While its overall score is 42, the institution has been ranked highest on its industry income (52) and its biggest strength is research (47), followed by teaching (42.7) and citations (42.4). On international outlook, the institution has been ranked at 16.4.

A total of 16 universities, including some general universities made it to the THE rankings. Of these eight were IITs, and the rest general universities.

However, IISc Bengaluru and the eight IITs which made it to these rankings had a very poor female-male enrollment ratio. None of these institutions cross the 20 mark. For every 100 students, the number of female students has not crossed 19.

Here’s a break-up of the overall rankings and female-to make enrollment ratio of th

UniversityOveral rankingFemale:Male ratio
IIT Bombay2916:84
IIT Madras3619:81
IIT Delhi3718:82
IIT Kharagpur4515:85
IIT Roorkee4817:83
IIT Guwahati8314:86
IIT Kanpur9513:87

In comparison, general universities did much better, with Delhi University having an equal number of male and female students. While the enrollment data was not mentioned for two universities, the others did much better, fluctuating between a low of 17 and a high of 50.

Here’s a break-up of the overall rankings and female-to make enrollment ratio of the IITs university:

UniversityOverall rankingFemale: Male ratio
Jadavpur University, Kolkata8030:70
Punjab University, Punjab12146:54
Savithribai Phule Pune University, Pune12725:75
Calcutta University, Kolkata137-
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh15017:83
Delhi University, Delhi15450:50
Amrita University, Coimbatore181-
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam19336:64


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