At Maruti Suzuki, it is no longer uncommon to find women in roles such as engine and transmission design, development and testing, brakes and suspension design, engine and body electricals and styling, modelling and designing of the final product. For example, women account for about 13 per cent of engineers in the electrical division, 9% of those working on braking and suspension and about 7% in powertrain engine testing.
India's largest carmaker is now planning to increase the proportion of new women hires in engineering functions to 15 per cent this fiscal from an average of 10 per cent over the past three years. The company has planned an increase of 33 per cent in women engineering new hires over last year, compared with a 4% increase in total engineering new hires.
Source: The Economic Times