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