Rajasthan UP and Gujrat have the largest number of Universities

Rajasthan UP and Gujrat have the largest number of Universities

Rajasthan UP and Gujrat have the largest number of Universities

India is home to a vast and diverse higher education system, with numerous universities and colleges spread across the country. The system includes both public and private institutions, with varying degrees of quality and accessibility. According to a report by the Ministry of Education, the states with the highest number of universities are Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat. However, when it comes to the number of colleges, the picture is slightly different, with one state standing out above the rest

What is the rural share in Higher Education the survey says that 45% of universities and 61.4 Percent colleges are located in Rural Areas

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Some of the Points of AISHE Survey-:

  • Highest number of Universities is in Rajasthan (92), Uttar Pradesh (84) and Gujarat (83)
  • 17 Universities (of which 14 are State Public) and 4,375 Colleges are exclusively for women.
  • The College Density, the number of colleges per lakh eligible population (population in the age-group 18-23 years) has been 31. This was 27 in 2014-15
  • Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh,Gujarat are top 8 States in terms of number of colleges.
  • 43% universities and 61.4% colleges are located in Rural Areas.
  • 191 new Higher Education Institutions have been established in North Eastern States since 2014-15.
  • The total number of Universities / University like institutions registered is 1,113, Colleges 43,796 and Standalone Institutions 11,296.
  • The Institutes of National Importance (INIs) have almost doubled from 75 in 2014-15 to 149 in 2020-21. The government gives this tag to the premiere colleges, and special grants is given to this institution. Institutions such as IITs, and NITs, BHU, AMU, DU, IIITs, IITs, IISERs, NIPER, NID, fall into this category. It is observed that generally, such INIs operate outside the UGC ambit and enjoy certain advantages related to taxes.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat are the top 8 States in terms of number of colleges

Rajasthan UP and Gujrat have the largest number of Universities

Student’s Enrolment in Government College Vs Private Institutions

  • Government Universities (59% of the total) contribute towards 73.1% of the enrolment. Government Colleges (21.4% of the total) contribute towards 34.5% of the enrolment.
  • Enrolment has increased in 2020-21 compared to 2014-15 in the Specialized Universities relating to Defence, Sanskrit, Biotechnology, Forensics, Design, Sports etc.

The total number of pass-outs has increased to 95.4 Lakh in 2020-21 as against 94 Lakh in 2019-20

  • Availability of different infrastructural facilities in HEIs in 2020-21:
    • Libraries (97%)
    • Laboratories (88)
    • Computer centres (91%, 86% in 2019-20)
    • Skill Development Centre (61%, 58% in 2019-20)
    • Connectivity to National Knowledge Network (56%, from 34% in 2019-20)

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