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AISHE-2019

  • 30 Sep 2019
  • 4 min read

According to the All-India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report 2018-19, the gender gap in the country narrowed as compared to the previous year, i.e. 2017-18.

  • The female students constituted almost half (approx. 48.6%) of the total enrolment in higher education.
  • In U.P and Karnataka, more girls were enrolled than their male counterparts in the higher education of the state.
  • The number of female students per 100 male students has gone up from 90 (2017-18) to 95 in 2018-19.

Key Findings

  • For the survey, 944 out of 993 universities listed on the AISHE portal, uploaded the information during the 2018-19 survey.
  • According to the findings, the total enrolment in higher education has been estimated at around 37.4 million, with a marginal increase in the gross enrolment ratio.
  • The highest number of students are enrolled at the undergraduate level (at around 79.8 %), followed by post-graduation (10.8 %). But a surge was observed in integrated degree programmes.
    • Integrated programmes are becoming more popular as they provide a better foundation for the subject knowledge and practice.
    • At the undergraduate level, the highest number of students were enrolled in Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences courses (approx. 35.9%), followed by Science (16.5%), Commerce (14.1%) and Engineering and Technology (13.5 %).
  • Only 2.5% of the total number of colleges were running Doctorate programmes and 35% had Post-graduate level courses.
  • Out of the total number of colleges in India, only 11.04% are exclusively there for female students.
    • According to the report, the percentage of women saw a steady rise in language courses, while on the other hand, men are opting for courses which can fetch them immediate employment, like that of courses in the field of Science and Technology.
    • The share of female students was the lowest in the Institutions of National Importance.

Higher Education Initiatives in India

Source: BL

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