Post Graduation in Engineering is the specailization one pursues following a Bacehlors degree in Engineering. A Post Graduate degree in engineering could be pursued in various specializations of Computers, Information Technology, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Structural, Production, Agricultural, Aerospace, Chemical, BioMedical, Textile, Marine, Electronics and Tele Communication, Instrumentation, Processes, Industrial etc. In India the duration of a Post Graduation degree is usually 2 years. IIT's are at the forefront of Post Graduate programms for Engineers offering a Masters of Technology Degree.

Let's just accept one thing that we live in a patriarchal society. Women are the minority and whatever we achieve in life is supposedly beyond expectation. Even when categorized as humans, women are said to be the weaker lot. We are supposed to be protected from 'the prowling man'. This is how this world functions. This is how we have segregated our society from day one. Women are the homemakers while the men are the bread earners. Women had one aim in life – To find a suitable husband. The one who can protect her from all the evils of the society and this society has lived with this ideology through different ages.

 The suffragette movement was started as a hope for women to get equal right- To be able to vote.But over the years,even through our freedom and independence – Men still could not take awoman to be on top (Leaving sexual innuendoes out of this context).

Today – we see a stark difference in reality. Though there are people – Who still believe that women are supposed to be the quintessential housewife; Still amongst those there are those who challenge that theory. Women are independent, ambitious and are not willing to compromise – Let it be personal or professional.

But even if a woman has dreams; she has it way tougher to achieve them than men. As said before – this is a patriarchal society and it is not easy for women to earn more than her man. It is reviewed as an incompetent factor in the man's part. Many a times it is the women's duty to serve her home. This is what is expected out of her –working is a part time thing, done to please yourself; so that you can buy your few trinkets and pass your free time. The acknowledgement of a plain and simple fact that a woman can easily replace your job doesn't even occur to the society we live in; and if a woman does reach the level to overthrow a man – She finds it difficult to be the leader and men find it hard to follow her footsteps.

When it comes to education woman have grown leaps and bound. According to UNESCO woman enrollment has grown almost twice compared to men in the graduate level or tertiary educational level. Women are equivalent to men when it comes to graduating in fields like business, social sciences and law, while men dominate the engineering, constructing and manufacturing. As most of the corporates demand an MBA graduate from a reputed university/institution;most individuals make sure that they achieve this distinction. When you read the educational qualification of any CEO – You definitely see a Masters in Business Administration degree. For example Mary Barra the CEO of General Motors is a Graduate of Stanford, Indra Nooyi the CEO if PepsiCo is not only an alumni of Indian Institute of Management but also Yale and Margaret Whitman the CEO of Hewett and Packard is a alumni of Harvard and Princeton.

These remarkable women have struggled through life and reached that point where they become the leaders. They have faced all the innuendoes and the taunts and with a hard skin and a cold shoulder they have been able to survive this world and have carved a path for all those future aspirants.

Today, we proudly declare that we do not discriminate on the basis of gender. We have it in our constitution, in our brains and understanding. But then why do we say to our daughters that come home safe, while to our sons 'have fun'. Those initial years is when we unconsciously tell the difference between the man and the woman and that difference is carried all though our personal and our professional lives.

We still hear news where men are employed more and at a higher pay for the same job compared to women. Many companies do not hire married or about to be married women thinking that they won't be able to give a 100% to their job, while if a man is settled in his personal life and is applying for the same position he is said to be stable and good for the company. According to a survey by Institute of women policy research and posted by Wall Street Journal, which state the disappointing truth – Woman earn Less than men even jobs that are considered to be women centric.

Some Companies also have a no-pregnancy clause for women – For a stipulated time since she has joined the company, she can't get pregnant or it would be a breach of contract. Would a man ever be required to sign such a contract?
Even after all this you have those rare gems; those have worked the tough love and made it to the top. But none of them state that the journey was easy. Most of them had to give up something or the other in their life to reach that position – But truth is they wouldn't have done it any other way. With the slow change in the male psyche and the remote acceptance that woman are nothing but equal in this land of men – We read how few companies are being lead by some of the most successful woman. Women currently hold 4.8% of the fortune 500 companies. It is still a bleak start; but hopeful for a better future.

From the motherly figure, the nurturer, the life giver to the World Runners – These women dared to dream beyond what they were taught and told; sketched their own path and made sure that the world hears their boot thumps and takes notice. They are saying it loud and clear – We can have it all. It should be a choice of the woman if she wants to be a housewife or a working professional; not an obligation that is forced upon her.

Today as we see the slow influx of women in the top and to all those aspirants and the future company heads – Hope this world gets better and the gender biases disappear altogether. Yes, indeed that would be a memorable day.

trishaAuthor Bio: Trisha is a professional writer and adviser on education and career. She is an ardent reader, a traveler and a passionate photographer. She wants to explore the world and write about whatever comes across her way.

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