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Govt releases AISHE 2016-17, Tamil Nadu leads in Gross Enrolment Ratio

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On January 5, 2018, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report 2016-2017.

About All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE):

All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) was launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in the year 2010-11 to build an authentic database to assess the true status of higher education in India.

  • Objective of AISHE is to identify and map all the institutions of higher learning across India and to collect the data from all such institutions on various aspects of higher education.
  • AISHE 2016-2017 includes detailed information on 864 universities and 40026 colleges.

Highlights of All India Survey on Higher Education (2016-2017):

As per the findings of the survey, overall enrolment in higher education institutions across India has increased from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 35.7 million in 2016-17.

  • Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) has increased from 24.5% in 2015-16 to 25.2 in 2016-17. GER is a ratio of enrolment in higher education to population in the eligible age group (18-23) years.
  • Gender Parity Index (GPI) too has improved from 0.86 to 0.94 for the corresponding period. GPI is a ratio of proportional representation of female and male.
  • Among all states, Tamil Nadu topped in terms of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education. Tamil Nadu recorded 46.9% GER.
  • Among Union territories, Chandigarh topped with 56.1% GER.
  • Bihar posted lowest GER of 14.4%.
  • On January 5, 2018, Mr. Javadekar also launched the survey for the year 2017-18 and expressed hope that GER ratio will reach 30% by the year 2020.

Trend of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER):

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