Private firms employ more women in R&D: STI
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Science and Technology
- Science and Technology Indicators (STI), 2018, a periodic compendium of the state of scientific research in India was recently released.
- Prepared by: The National Science and Technology Management Information System (division of the Department of Science Technology).
- Based on: Data provided by a range of scientific establishments across India.
- India’s private sector research companies appear to employ a larger proportion of women in core research and development activities as compared to government-funded major scientific agencies.
- The large drop in the number of women between the doctoral and professional stages may be due to:
- Social pressure on women to have a family and sacrifice professional career.
- Patriarchal attitudes in hiring practices.