African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4131

Full Length Research Paper

Women and access to ICT: A case study of India

Ranjana Agarwal*
  • Ranjana Agarwal*
  • Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, India.
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Gunjan Malhotra
  • Gunjan Malhotra
  • Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, India.
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  •  Received: 05 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 15 May 2016
  •  Published: 14 June 2016

Abstract

Women account for a sizeable number of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) workforce in India. This paper makes an attempt to find out women’s status in emerging areas of IT in India. This paper firstly tries to find out factors affecting women’s access to ICT education in India. It also tries to find out factors affecting participation in ICT employment. The paper addresses issues regarding IT education availability for all women. Policy recommendations are given regarding women participation in IT sector.

Key words: Women, information and communication technologies (ICT), access to ICT, IT workforce.