‘Female student ratio lowest in IITs, IIMs’

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 27, 2018 Published on July 27, 2018

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar   -  PTI

The ratio of female students is lowest in Institutions of National Importance, followed by State private open universities, and deemed university (government), according to the an All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report for 2017-18.

The Institutions of National Importance include IITs, AIIMS, NITs, IIMs, School of Planning and Architecture.

V-Cs’ conference

The report was released by Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday during the National Conference of Vice-Chancellors and Directors.

Addressing the National Conference of Vice-Chancellors and Directors on research and innovation in higher education, Javadekar said, “We lack in innovation and quality in education and that is what need to improve.”

The highest number of students enrolled at the undergraduate level are in arts/humanities/social sciences courses (36.4 percent), followed by science (17.1 percent) engineering and technology (14.1 per cent) and commerce (14.1 per cent).

On the other hand, at Ph D level, maximum number of students are enrolled in science stream followed by engineering and technology. However, only 3.6 percent colleges run Ph D programmes and 36.7 percent colleges run post-graduate level programmes.

In the survey, which covered the institutions of higher education in the country registered with AISHE code on its portal, 882 universities, 38,061 colleges and 9,090 standalone institutions took part.

Foreign students

A total of 46,144 foreign students are enrolled in higher education. The majority share of foreign students in India comes from countries neighbouring India, out of which Nepal tops the list, followed by Afghanistan, Sudan, Bhutan and Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Rajasthan are among the top eight States in terms of highest number of colleges in India.

Published on July 27, 2018
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