"In spite of good participation in the field of education, women's participation in managerial cadre in higher education is invisible", according to director of Centre for Women's Studies and Development at Kurukshetra University
, Prof Reicha Tanwar
was delivering the inaugural address at the six-day workshop on 'Capacity Building for Women Managers in Higher Education' at Social Science Faculty in Banaras Hindu University
here on Monday.
The Centre for Women's Studies and Development
(BHU) and University Grants Commission
(UGC) have jointly organised this workshop.
added that this gender difference was not only visible in India but was also evident in various developed countries.
"Women have 12 to 17 representation in the managerial class of higher education in India", she
said there were many reasons such as unwillingness of managerial body, our tradition and cultural norms etc. behind this scene.
"Women themselves feel reluctant to accept managerial position due to lack of motivation, social support, inbuilt power structure and gender biases existing in the society and lack of sensitivity etc.", she
said and suggested that there was a need to cater gender friendly environment and women studies perspective in every discipline.