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BJP to bring More Univs for Women

There may well be more women-only universities in the country if there is a change of guard at the Centre.

Published: 01st February 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2014 01:24 AM   |  A+A-

There may well be more women-only universities in the country if there is a change of guard at the Centre. Speaking at a panel discussion on female literacy at the ThinkEdu Conclave, BJP national vice-president Smriti Irani said, “I shall propose to my party seniors that when we come to power we should ensure the establishment of institutions that not only cater particularly to women’s education but also equally to their skill development.”

Irani went on to point out that there was a presumption in the country today that skill development pertains only to young men. “On the contrary,” she said, “in Gujarat, the increase in ITIs particularly designed to train women have resulted in increased productivity and savings.”

The panel, also comprising Congress spokesperson Rajeev Gowda and CPI(M) MP T K Rangarajan, agreed that the greatest obstacle to female literacy is the patriarchal mindset. Rangarajan pointed out that while many policy makers were progressive on the outside they failed to carry that same conviction at home.

Incentivising girls’ education emerged as a solution which could drastically improve the situation. Telengana Jagruthi founder Kavitha Kalvakuntla said incentivising would make a huge difference in the security and well-being of the woman.

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