Student Enrolment In Higher Education Grows By Over 11% In 5 years

The report of All India Survey on Higher Education 2019-20 was released on Thursday that stated a growth of 11.4 per cent in student enrollment and female enrolment in higher education during the period is 18.2 per cent.

Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today approved the release of the report that provides key performance indicators on the current status of Higher education in the country.

Mr. Pokhriyal emphasized that the continuous focus is given by the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the education of girls, women empowerment, and empowerment of socially backward classes are well reflected by the increased participation of women, SCs, and STs population in Higher Education as shown by the Report.

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Secretary, Higher Education Shri Amit Khare said that this report is the 10th in the series of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) annually released by D/o Higher Education. The continuous rise in the enrolment, number of institutions, gender parity is a part of our country’s major move towards improving access, equity and quality in light of National Education Policy 2020, he added.

 Key features of All India Survey on Higher Education Report 2019-20

1. Total Enrolment in Higher Education stands at 3.85 crorein 2019-20 as compared to 3.74 crore in 2018-19, registering a growth of 11.36 lakh (3.04 %). Total enrolment was 3.42 crore in 2014-15.

2. Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER), the percentage of students belonging to the eligible age group enrolled in Higher Education, in 2019-20 is 27.1% against 26.3% in 2018-19 and 24.3% in 2014-2015.

3. Gender Parity Index (GPI) in Higher Education in 2019-20 is 1.01 against 1.00 in 2018-19 indicating an improvement in the relative access to higher education for females of eligible age group compared to males.

4. Pupil Teacher Ratio in Higher Education in 2019-20 is 26.

In 2019-20: Universities: 1,043(2%); Colleges: 42,343(77%) and stand-alone institutions: 11,779(21%).

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