Globalization and Its Economic & EducationImpact on Women in India

Dr. G. Sowbhagya


This paper examines globalization and its impact on higher education for the women in India and also discusses the major challenges, possibilities and opportunities that the globalization brought to higher education. Socially the majority of Indian women is still tradition bound and is in a disadvantageous position.  A large group of working women of India is in the rural and unorganized sectors. Since globalization is opening up the Indian economy suddenly at a very high speed, without the required economic and social policies to provide the much required safety net, women who have been involved with production in the traditional ways, have to cope with numerous problems and yet try to avail of the opportunities which an open economy promises. For this purpose it is necessary to identify opportunities and threats toeducation sector and analyze them in a deep manner. The major objective is to make the segment of higher education in India more competitive globally.

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