Is Engineering profession meant only for male
Is Engineering profession meant only for male.
The majority of the public still consider engineering as a ‘male’ profession.
Not only in a country like India where the role of women in society (talking
about history) doesn't have good image but also in the developed countries like
the UK, the US the number of female opting for engineering as the career is much
low comparing with that of male.
Such figure create an image in the mind of every individual that the profession
engineering suit better for male.
According to the survey conducted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
(IMechE) , 66 per cent of the public associate the term ‘engineer’ more with men,
with just over a quarter (27 per cent) saying they associated the term equally
with men and women.
Poll results show that 40 per cent of the public think the current image of
engineering is deterring women from the profession, compared with 21 per cent
saying it is deterring both men and women.
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