First for UP and Karnataka: More girls than boys in higher ed­u­ca­tion

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Front Page - Manash.Go­hain @times­group.com

New Delhi: Girls have been clos­ing the gap with boys in en­rol­ment for higher ed­u­ca­tion. Now, for the first time in two states, they have gone ahead. Ac­cord­ing to the lat­est All-In­dia Sur­vey on Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (AISHE) re­leased by the min­istry of hu­man re­source de­part­ment on Satur­day, in the states of Ut­tar Pradesh and Karnataka, there

Girl stu­dents ex­ceeded boys by pro­nounced in Ut­tar Pradesh. A year ago, there were 1.61 lakh more male stu­dents than fe­male in col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties of UP.

To­day, there are 90,000 more girls than boys.

In cam­puses in Karnataka, fe­males are marginally higher (1,600). Over­all, fe­male en­rol­ment has also im­proved from 47.6% in 2017-18 to 48.6% in the lat­est sur­vey.

In terms of sub­jects and streams, at un­der­grad­u­ate level, more than one third of the stu­dents (35.9%) are en­rolled in arts/ hu­man­i­ties/ so­cial sci­ence, while 16.5% stu­dents are pur­su­ing sci­ence, fol­lowed by com­merce with 14.1%. En­gi­neer­ing is the fourth choice.

At the post­grad­u­ate level, the pre­ferred stream chang

The gross en­rol­ment ra­tio (GER) in higher ed­u­ca­tion has in­creased marginally — from 25.8 in 2017-18 to 26.3 in 2018-19

es to so­cial sci­ence and man­age­ment. Higher up at MPhil and PhD, sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy has the max­i­mum en­roll­ment.

The gross en­rol­ment ra­tio (GER) in higher ed­u­ca­tion too has in­creased marginally – from 25.8 in 2017-18 to 26.3 in 2018-19 – while in ab­so­lute terms, en­rol­ment in­creased from 3.66 crore to 3.74 crore stu­dents in the same pe­riod. GER for SCs has also shown a growth from 21.8 to 23 and STs from 15.9 to 17.2.

In terms of in­crease in the num­ber of uni­ver­si­ties, they have grown from 903 (2017-18) to 993 (2018-19) and to­tal higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tutes (HEIs) from 49,964 to 51,649 in the same pe­riod. The num­ber of fac­ulty has also in­creased from 13.88 lakh to 14.16 lakh.

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