With Special Reference to Science
S.Michael Jeyabalan1, Caroline Daisy2, P.Selvarathy Grace2 and C.Ravi Samuel Raj2
1 Department of English, Pope's College
2 Department of Chemistry, Pope's College, Sawyerpuram, Thoothukudi Dist - 628 251
Higher education is essential for a nation. Once the higher education was dominated by male and now the trend started reversing. Such a gender imbalance is unsuitable for the countries development. The present study aims to analyse the factors of decline of men population in the higher education, especially in science. A systematic study has been carried out for nine years on the strength of students in the Chemistry course of Pope's College, Sawyerpuram. The data were analysed statistically and interpreted. Along with a survey has been conducted among the students, staff and parents of the students. It was found that the de-motivation from self-finance stream and the longer endurance needed for science education are the major factor for the decline in the number of male students in higher education. The mental stress analysis predicts that the over crowdedness of the classroom must be reduced. The remedies are providing stipend while studying and ensuring and providing employment with a reasonable salary at par with their academic excellence.
Can a question be a title? A result or finding, may. When the problem, the study, is in the transition state, mathematics, the King of knowledge, predicts it as 'chaotic' and at such state the rate of change or change follows the orders of the past as well as the future simultaneously, which is confusing but important. It is true for this study. The title makes a feeling that this study is deviating from the general norms of women empowerment and seeking and insisting the male chauvinism, which is already strongly established in the society through muscle power and culture. And the cultural aspect of the male