In many developed countries like the United States, the percentage of women earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science (CS) is relatively low. In contrast, in many developing countries like India there has been a significant increase in the number of women pursuing a bachelor’s degree in CS. This is despite the prevalence of patriarchy in India. This paper uncovers why women in India are attracted to CS education. It is based on 60 in-depth interviews conducted with female students majoring in CS at four institutions of higher education in India in 2007-08. The findings suggest that Indian women perceive CS as a woman-friendly field.
Varma, Roli, "Why I Chose Computer Science? Women in India" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 413.