Women and rural people’s participation in tertiary education through Internet resources in India

A narrative inquiry

Authors

  • Sandeep Sandhu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2017.773

Keywords:

India, rural participation, internet resources, narrative

Abstract

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% of the total enrolment in the academic year 2010-2011 and only 7% 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 narrative and interview data, this article explores how Internet resources can be used to enhance women and rural people’s participation in tertiary education in India.

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Published

2024-05-12

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ASCILITE Conference - Full Papers