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Enrollment in higher education crosses 4 crore mark in India: AISHE



The enrollment in higher education institutions increased to 4.14 crore during 2020-21, crossing the 4 crore mark for the first time, according to the government’s All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021.

It registered an increase of 7.5 per cent from 2019-20 and 21 percent from 2014-15. The female enrolment has also increased to 2.01 crore from 1.88 crore in 2019-20. Further, there has been a surge of around 44 lakh (28 per cent) in their number since 2014-15, the survey report highlighted.

The Ministry of Education has been conducting AISHE since 2011, covering all higher educational institutions located in Indian Territory and imparting higher education in the country.  The survey collects detailed information on different parameters such as student enrollment, teachers’ data, infrastructural information, financial information, etc.

For the first time, in AISHE 2020-21, the higher education institutions, or HEIs, have filled the data online through the Web Data Capture Format developed by the Department of Higher Education with the help of the National Informatics Centre. 

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