18.2% Per Cent Rise In Female Enrolment In Higher Education: All India Survey on Higher Education 2019-20
New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday approved the release of the report of All India Survey on Higher Education 2019-20. The report provides key performance indicators on the current status of higher education in the country.
He noted that in the last five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20, there has been a growth of 11.4% in student enrolment. The rise in female enrolment in higher education during the period is 18.2%. He emphasized that the increased participation of women, SCs and STs population in higher education reflects the continuous focus given by the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the education of girls, women empowerment and empowerment of socially backward classes.
“The results published in this report are indicators of the success of the policies adopted by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the higher education sector of the Country. I hope this report will help our policymakers to further improve the higher education scenario of the country,” said Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre.
Secretary, Higher Education Amit Khare said that this report is the 10th in the series of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) annually released by D/o Higher Education. The continuous rise in the enrolment, number of institutions, gender parity is a part of our country’s major move towards improving access, equity and quality in light of National Education Policy 2020, he added.