Gender and Higher Education in India: Negotiating Equity with Access

  • Manasi Thapliyal NavaniEmail author
Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)


This chapter attempts to engage with the narrative of democratization and expansion of higher education system in India and outline the multiple dimensions of gender asymmetries and discrimination that obtain in higher education institutions. It attempts to unpack the narrative of access and numbers that camouflage the gender politics in the garb of parity in female participation and access to HE and presents the challenges surrounding the negotiation between access and equity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Education StudiesAmbedkar University DelhiDelhiIndia

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