India set to produce world's largest number of engineers

Posted on 26th Oct 2015 | 1109 views

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India is set to produce the world's largest number of engineers. A recent report mentioned that while just 20% of 16 to 17 year-olds from the UK and 30% from the USA are interested in an engineering career, in India the rate is as high as 80% - the highest in the world.

India set to produce world's largest number of engineers

The other interesting fact is that India has closed the gender gap in engineering to an all-time low of 14% in 2015. While 85% Indian men have shown interest in engineering, the number stands at a close 79% among women in India. The study mentioned that 62 percent of women in China are interested in taking up engineering as a career, 55% in Brazil, 48% in Turkey, as low as 35% in US, 33% in Germany, 28% in UK and 27% in Japan.

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