Perception of Male and Female Students towards Higher Education in Technical and Vocational Study
Ahmad Esa, Shangeetavaani Kannapiran

Education plays a prominent role and helps in the wellbeing and also the improvement in the standard of living of an individual. Education is considered as an important factor in human capital achievement. There is no denial, higher tertiary technical and vocational qualification will provide better opportunities for jobs in the working market. Higher the level of education and qualification, higher the level of income obtained in the successful career. The interest in obtaining higher tertiary educationist is clearly seen in the keen participation of men and women. In the past two decades the male dominance gender landscape has changed significantly. Women have taken the advantage over men marginally competing side by side in this respect. Yet men still form the majority of faculty and are remaining prominent. Although the gender gap is less significant, women are likely to undertake postgraduate courses and attain tertiary education inclusive of technical and vocational fields too. This rapid progress in skilled woman participation makes it a social phenomenon attracting the attention of educationalist. Thus, the paper discusses on the perception of male and female students towards higher education in technical and vocational study.

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