In J&K, GI index of Hr Edu institutes above national average for 18-23 year old students
Srinagar, Oct 24 (KNO): In Jammu and Kashmir, Gender Parity Index (GPI) is above the national average in higher educational institutes for 18-23 year-old students.
As per the official figures accessed by the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the national average of GPI in higher educational institutes for 18-23 years old students is 1.05 in all categories.
However, Jammu and Kashmir has a GPI of 1.18 in all categories.
In the education space, GPI is used to measure gender equality in education access.
Government and international organisations such as UNESCO and the United Nations monitor the gender gap in education access, using GPI to identify sectors where intervention is needed to address gender disparities.
Among the scheduled caste students, GPI in Jammu and Kashmir is also above the national average with 1.27 whereas the national average lies at 1.7.
Likewise, the GPI of Schedule Tribe students of higher education in Jammu and Kashmir is 0.92 while the national average is 1.02.
A GPI of less than 1 suggests girls are more disadvantaged than boys in learning opportunities and a GPI of greater than 1 suggests the other way around—(KNO)