Education Sector in India
India's higher education system was the largest in the world in FY17.

Growth of Education Sector in India - Infographic

Latest update: July, 2018

  • India has 850 operational universities as of April 2018.
  • With both the Government and the private sector stepping up to invest in the Indian education sector, the number of schools and colleges have seen an uptrend over the past few years
  • Government’s initiative to increase awareness among all sections of the society has played a major role in promoting higher education among the youth.
  • Total number of agricultural universities in the country increased from 35 in 1999 to 75 in 2017.

Notes: CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate. * As on April 12, 2018
Source: UGC, PWC, AISHE 2016-17

  • There has been a significant increase in the share of the state private universities as part of total universities from 3.43 per cent in 2008-09 to 34.82 per cent as of April 2018.
  • As of April 2018, India has 384 state universities, 123 deemed to be universities, 47 central universities and 296 private universities

Source: UGC

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