Few years ago Goa’s female enrolment rate for postgraduate (PG) course studies at the Goa University (GU) stood at 40%. But in the recent years there has been a commendable increase in the female enrolment rate stands at well over 60%.
For the 2017-18 academic year, nearly 68% of the students admitted to the university’s postgraduate programmes were women. Of the 881 postgraduate seats on offer, women were admitted to 599 seats. This is suggestive of the continuing growth in the number of females pursuing higher education in the state.
The number of male candidates admitted to course exceeded that of females in only nine of the 33 post graduate programmes. These include:
- International Studies
- Integrated MBA, MCA
- Earth Sciences.
According to the 2010-11 University Grants Commission (UGC) report on women in higher education in India, Goa overtook Kerala as the state with the highest percentage of female enrolment in higher education in the country. Goa’s figure stood at 61.2%.The national average of female enrolment is only 41.5%.
Hence, Goa continues to sustained its figures, and moreover every year is escalating in the number of females enrolling in professional and non-professional courses.