Business schools have understood that there exists a gender gap in their schools and to close that they are taking suggestive measures. However, the steps had been taken towards it but there is something that is not leading to expected results. If we look at other courses such as medical and law, there is a significant increase in the number of women enrolled. Only business schools lag behind all, and these schools need to review what is lagging on their part. Well, the reasons for this gender disparity are many but most common are the time and age at which women try to enroll in these courses after gaining significant work experience, and at that time most of them have marriage and family plans, some are even raising their kids.
Boys dominate girls in various courses, but the gap in business schools is significantly higher. To close this most of the schools have implemented laws that can increase the participation of women such as abolishing age limits, no concern with the marital status, evening classes, etc. There are many married women who are enrolled in business courses and are setting motivating example for others. They are acting as pioneers and women who have kids with support from their partners are taking admission in MBA course to explore advanced career opportunities.
The other obstacle is the inheritance of the women from the fact of how these courses can prove helpful to them. It`s just like institutes have to spread the information to the general mass to raise the participation of females. They have to develop a thought in them how these courses can prove rewarding. Though the government has taken the effective measures to reduce this gender gap, private universities and institutes have to make efforts separately.
Business schools must enroll women from the younger and higher end of the age spectrum to support the cause. There should not prevail in any kind of disparity based on marital status, having children, etc. If these policies could be well implemented, there will be a vast improvement in the number of women taking up these courses. As a matter of fact, girls are far better in studies as compared to boys but few career prospects lead to reduced participation. There is a growing need of recognizing women potential and providing them equal space in every sphere of life such as education, career, social life, etc. This will boost their confidence, and the feeling of equality will help in increasing the participation.