Women and rural people's participation in tertiary education through internet resources in India: a narrative inquiry

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Author: Sandhu, Sandeep Kaur


India has a large formal higher education system, however, the enrolment of women and rural people in universities is not substantial. Women enrolment in tertiary education was reported only 41.5 per cent of the total enrolment in the academic year 2010-2011 and only 7 per cent population in rural areas have a higher education. Many socio-cultural barriers prevent people from accessing higher education in India. The integration of the Internet into the higher education sector has the potential to improve access to tertiary education in India regardless gender and area. Using personal...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Tertiary education; Disadvantaged; Gender; Technology; Equity

Keywords: Access to education and training; Enrolment; Internet; Rural; Cultural factor; Social structure

Geographic subjects: India; Asia

Published: Tugun, Queensland: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), 2017

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