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AISHE 2021-22 released: with GER of 28.4, enrolment in higher education stood at 4.33 crore in 2021-22

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The Ministry of Education released the 12th edition of its All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2021-2022 detailing statistical information on country’s higher education system with corresponding changes over previous year on January 26. The findings of the sruvey in the form of a 336-page report says there has been an increase of 0.19 crore students in a year from 4.14 crore in 2020-21. The total enrollment for the year 2021-22 was 4.33 crore, of these 2.07 crore are female students. Government Universities constituting 58.6% of total Universities, contribute 73.7% of total enrolment, Private Universities account for 26.3% of total enrolment.

The GER has increased to 28.4. and the Gender Parity Index (GPI), the ratio of female GER to male GER is 1.01 in 2021-22 and has continued to be above 1 since 2017-18. The enrolment of SC students is 66.23 lakh, the number of ST students has increased to 27.1 lakh in 2021-22 and OBC student enrolment has also increased to 1.63 crore. The Minority Student enrolment has increased to 30.1 lakh in 2021-22.

Among Disciplines at undergraduate level in AISHE 2021-22, enrolment is highest in Arts (34.2%), followed by science (14.8%), Commerce (13.3%) and Engineering & Technology (11.8%). Among streams at postgraduate level in AISHE 2021-22, maximum students are enrolled in Social Science (21.1%) followed by science (14.7%). Ph.D. enrolment has increased to 2.12 lakh in 2021-22. The total number of students enrolled in STEM in UG, PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels in 2021-22 is 98.5 lakhs.

The total number of Universities / University level institutions registered is 1,168, Colleges 45,473 and Standalone Institutions 12,002. 17 Universities (of which 14 are State Public Universities) and 4,470 Colleges are exclusively for women.  The total number of faculty/teachers in 2021-22 are 15.98 lakh, of which about 56.6% are male and 43.4% are female.

As per the survey of the coverage of facilities in the enrolled HEIs is Libraries (99%), Laboratories (88%), Computer centers (93%), Skill Development Centre (71%) and Play Ground (91%)

The All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) is the main source of comprehensive statistics on the Higher Education scenario in the country. It is a mammoth exercise in which data on various aspects are elicited from the Higher Education Institutions of the country in online mode. AISHE 2021-22 is the 12th edition of the Survey, and the second Survey through the Web DCF format

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