Another interesting trend noticed in the recently out census figures is women getting degrees in the field of teaching and medicine, have increased by 122% and 157% respectively. Although, Engineering has also seen an increase in the number of women engineers. The number of women in the field has grown by 326% over the same period, which in actual numbers translates to a rise from 4.8 lakh in 2001 to 20 lakh in 2011. However, male engineers, at 52 lakh are over twice the number of female engineers.
Additionally, women are increasingly opting for technical course that provide jobs, as the number of women gaining technical diplomas has increased from 0.34 million in 2011 to 19 million in 2011. The educational level of girls of seven years and above also shows an increase in numbers. At mid-school level the number of girls has increased by 64%, at secondary level by 50% and at senior secondary level by 146%.