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Release of AISHE-2020 report

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  • June 12, 2021
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Release of AISHE-2020 report

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Education 

In news

  • Recently, the Union Education Minister announced the release of the report of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20.
  • The Report provides key performance indicators on the current status of Higher education in India.
  • It is released annually by the Department of Higher Education.

Key findings of the report

  • In the last five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20, there has been a growth of 11.4% in student enrolment.
    • Uttar Pradesh has highest student enrolment in India (49.1% male and 50.9% female) followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra
  • Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) increased by a minuscule 0.8% in 2019-20.
    • GER is the number of students enrolled in a given level of education, regardless of age, 
  • There has been overall increase of over 18% in female enrolment. 
  • However, share of girl students is lowest in institutes of national importance while female participation in professional courses is lower as compared to to academic courses.
  • Humanities, Science, Commerce, Engineering & Technology, Medical Science and IT & Computer were six major fields chosen by students. 

Recent Initiatives in Education 

  • Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC): It aims at improving the research ecosystem by research collaborations between Indian institutions and the best institutions in the world.
  • Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA): It aims at providing strategic funding to higher educational institutions.

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