The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani launched the 6th All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) in New Delhi.
- The survey aimed to find out the number of students in higher education in the country and improve the gross enrolment ratio (GER) in different sections of the society including reserved category and women among others.
Key items of data collection under survey
Basic details, Programme details, Teaching and Non-Teaching staff, Student Enrolment, Examination Result, Infrastructure, Scholarships and Financial
- The AISHE data is the source of information for “Know Your College” portal (KYC) knowyourcollege-gov.in/
Key Highlights of the AISHE 2014-15
Student Enrolment – Increase in overall enrolment from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 33.3 million in 2014-15.
Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) – Improvement in GER from 19.4% on 2010-11 to 23.6% in 2014-15.
- GER is a ratio of enrolment in higher education to population in the eligible age group (18-23) years.
- Target of 30% GER by 2020 as envisaged in 12th Plan would be achieved.
Gender Parity Index (GPI) – A ratio of proportional representation of female and male, has marginally improved from 0.86 to 0.93 to the corresponding period.
Institutions – Number of institutions of higher education listed on AISHE portal has increased significantly.
- Universities from 621 to 757 and colleges from 32, 974 to 38,056 during the same period.
The Survey was initiated in the year 2011 to prepare a robust data-base on higher education. It is a participatory effort between State Governments, Regulatory Statutory Authorities and the Ministries of the Government of India.
- So far, survey for the year 2013-14 has been completed and data collection for 2014-15 is under progress and is likely to be completed very soon. Final report for the year 2013-14 and the provisional report for 2014-15 are available.