Study of Women Challenges in Pursuing Higher Education- A Case Study of Indore

  • Toshy Jain Student, M.B.A (Disaster Management), IMS, Devi Ahilya University, Indore
  • Neelambhuj Trivedi Student, M.B.A (Disaster Management), IMS, Devi Ahilya University, Indore
  • Shine David Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Pin code: 452001
Keywords: challenges, women’s participation, higher education, social pressure, economic base.


This paper is investigated challenges or constraints of women in pursuing higher education program. A survey research design was employed to explore the issue a 11 item questionnaire provided the data used for the study. The study involved 100 women of university of Indore. The Sample was drawn from across different department of University well as the university affiliated colleges in the city. The data collected were analysed using Independent T-test. Using mean, score, standard deviation, p-value. The finding of the study showed that the major constraint or challenges of women participants in the programme include ignorance and traditional thoughts, orthodox mentality of society, increasing marital demand, poor economic & financial base, poor learning environment, lack of encouragement of parents, reservation system. However over the past years, and as secondary education enrolments increase, the access of women to higher education has improved significantly. Therefore, progress is still possible, notably their participation in fields such as management & commerce.


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