Posted on 07/01/2018
According to the latest edition of the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), Enrollment in higher education institutions has seen an increase of 8.2 million from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 35.7 million in 2016.
The Union Minister for Human Resource and Development (HRD), Prakash Javadekar released the AISHE or All India Survey on Higher Education for the year 2016-17 in New Delhi on this Friday. According to a government survey released, the number of students enrolled in higher education institutes in the country has increased. The AISHE data also revealed that India’s Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has gone up to 25.2% in 2016-17 from 24.5% in 2015-16.
While releasing the report, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, said the ratio of female to male students in higher learning has improved. He informed that the Gender Parity Index (GPI), a ratio of proportional representation of female and male, has improved from 0.86 to 0.94 to the corresponding period. To further improve it, he announced a supernumerary quota for girls in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).