Women in Science


According to PCST’s database women’s share in different organization types is as below:


Organization Type

Researchers

Male

Female

S&T Information/Services

359

53

Higher Education (Degree Awarding)

17256

8648

Table 6.1: Women’s Share in Different Organization Types

The data of the scientists and engineers who apply for Research Productivity Award, a program by PCST, from the year 2004-05 to 2009-10, the impact factor and citation index data does not show a very encouraging picture for females.

Gender

Cumulative Impact Factor (%)

Cumulative Citation Index (%)

Male

88.5

89.96

Female

11.14

10.03

Table 6.2: Women’s Share of the Impact Factor and Citation Index Data
(2004-2010)

Chart 4

Fig. 6a. Number of female and males scientists/engineers,
awarded RPA from 2004-05 to 2012-13.

Chart 5

Fig.6b. Comparison of impact factors and citation indices of
female and males scientists/engineers.

Chart 6

Fig.6c. Average age wise Award of RPA to female scientists/engineers
from 2004-2005 to 2009-2010.

Year

Agri

Bio

Chem

Earth Sci

Eng

Math

Pharm

Phys

Comp

Stat

Health

Envi. Sci.

2004-05

2

13

20

0

0

0

1

4

0

0

0

0

2005-06

0

12

21

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

2006-07

0

11

19

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

2007-08

0

10

18

0

0

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

2008-09

1

9

20

0

0

1

1

4

0

0

1

0

2009-10

3

18

28

0

0

1

4

7

0

0

0

0

2010-11

3

44

59

0

0

6

3

10

0

0

0

2

2012-13

11

64

68

0

0

8

3

12

0

0

3

4

Table 6.3. Discipline-wise Award of RPA to female scientists/engineers
from 2004-05 to 2012-13.