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Student Enrollment in Higher Education Rises by 11.4 Percent: Centre

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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday approved the release of the report on student enrollment by the All India Survey on Higher Education 2019-20.
This Report provides key performance indicators on the current status of Higher education in the country.

The Union Education Minister informed that in the last five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20, there has been a growth of 11.4 percent in student enrollment.
The rise in female enrolment in higher education during the period is 18.2 percent.
He also emphasized that the continuous focus given by the government under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi on the education of girls, women empowerment, and empowerment of socially backward classes.

Key features of All India Survey on Higher Education Report 2019-20
• Total Enrolment in Higher Education stands at 3.85 crores in 2019-20 as compared to 3.74 crores in 2018-19, registering a growth of 11.36 lakh (3.04 percent). Total enrolment was 3.42 crore in 2014-15.
Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER), the percentage of students belonging to the eligible age group enrolled in Higher Education, in 2019-20 is 27.1 percent against 26.3 percent in 2018-19 and 24.3 percent in 2014-2015.


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.
Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Higher Education in 2019-20 is 26.
In 2019-20: Universities: 1,043(2 percent); Colleges: 42,343(77 percent) and stand-alone institutions: 11,779(21 percent).

• 3.38 Crore Students enrolled in programs at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Out of these, nearly 85 percent of the students (2.85 crores) were enrolled in the six major disciplines such as Humanities, Science, Commerce, Engineering & Technology, Medical Science, and IT & Computer.
• The number of students pursuing Ph.D. in 2019-20 is 2.03 lakh against 1.17 lakh in 2014-15.
• The Total Number of Teachers stands at 15,03,156 comprising 57.5 percent male and 42.5 percent female.

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