UP has the highest number of colleges in the country: AISHE 2020-21 report

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The Union Ministry of Education has released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021.

According to the report Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of colleges in the country, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Highlight of the report

  • The top 10 states in terms of number of colleges in India - Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana and Kerala, each having at least 29 or more colleges per lakh population.

  • There are 8,114 colleges in Uttar Pradesh and 32 colleges per one lakh population.

  • Similarly, Maharashtra is at number two with 4,532 colleges and 34 colleges per lakh population.

  • Karnataka ranks third with 4,233 colleges and 62 colleges per lakh population, while Rajasthan ranks fourth with 3,694 colleges and 40 colleges per lakh population.

  • Tamil Nadu ranks fifth with 2,667 colleges and a college density of 40.

  • Madhya Pradesh ranks sixth with 2,610 colleges and 29 colleges per lakh population, while Andhra Pradesh ranks seventh with 2,601 colleges and 49 colleges per lakh population.

  • At the eighth position is Gujarat with 2,267 colleges and 31 colleges per one lakh population.

  • Most of the colleges offer undergraduate level programs only.

  • Only 2.9 percent colleges offer PhD level programs and 55.2 percent offer postgraduate level programmes.

  • The report shows a nationwide increase of 7.5% in student enrollment in 2020-21 as compared to 2019-20.

Gender Parity Index (GPI)

  • The Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) for the age group 18-23 years has increased from 25.6% in 2019-20 to 27.3% in 2020-21.

  • Gender Parity Index (GPI), the ratio of female GER to male GER, has increased from 1 in 2017-18 to 1.05 in 2020-21.

  • The female enrollment in North East states in 2020-21 is 6.14 lakh, which is higher than the male enrollment of 5.92 lakh, for every 100 male students, there are 104 female students in the North East region.

About AISHE Survey

  • The Ministry of Education has been conducting this survey since 2011, it includes higher educational institutions located in India.

  • The survey collects information on various parameters such as student enrolment, teacher data, infrastructural, financial etc.

  • In AISHE 2020-21, for the first time data collection has been done using a completely online data collection platform developed by the Department of Higher Education through National Informatics Center (NIC).

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