Women in Engineering in India

By:
Dr. Sudha Goel
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A comparison of data from various sources makes it clear that the enrolment of women in Engineering in India is far below what it should be. Some of the underlying factors that may be responsible for the lack of interest amongst women towards engineering will be discussed. It is clear that many of the flaws that one observes in engineering education and practice can be remedied by greater participation and involvement of the ‘forgotten’ half of society.


Keywords: Percent Women, Engineering, India, IIT Kharagpur, Career Options
Stream: Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences, Technology and Applied Sciences
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Women in Engineering in India


Dr. Sudha Goel

Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

My doctoral research was in the area of microbial processes in drinking water treatment, specifically evaluating ozonation, biofiltration and disinfection processes. My subsequent research and consulting experience are in the area of Environmental Risk Assessment – mainly human health.
I am currently Assistant Professor (Environmental Engineering) in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. My teaching experience includes undergraduate and post-graduate courses on topics such as: Environmental Microbiology and Ecology, Bioprocesses in water and wastewater treatment, Advanced processes in water and wastewater treatment, Hazardous Waste Management, Solid Waste Management, and Introduction to Environmental Science and Engineering.
My current research interests include conducting an IITKgp-SRIC sponsored project titled “Water Quality and Health Assessment for IIT Kharagpur” and a DST project titled ‘Water quality factors influencing microbial growth and disinfection response’.

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