Women in science and technology: a case study from Uttarakhand, India
Uttarakhand has a total population of 101.17 lakhs with females accounting for 49.1% of the population according to the 2011 census. The state has more than 300 higher education institutes and a number of central research institutes. The literacy rate is 79.6% and female literacy rate is 70.7% (ref. 1). Both are higher than the national rates indicating that the education status of the state is good but still needs improvement.