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Education Sector in India
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Growth of Education Sector in India - Infographic

Latest update: December, 2017

  • With approximately 28.1 per cent of India’s population in the age group of 0-14 years, as of 2015, educational industry in India provides great growth opportunity.
  • The country has more than 1.5 million schools with over 260 million students enrolled.
  • In 2015, with 34.2 million students enrolled in approximately 48,116 colleges & institutions for pursuing higher education. India’s higher education segment is the largest in the world.
  • Government target of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 30 per cent for higher education by 2020 to drive investments.
  • The education industry in India is estimated to reach US$ 144 billion by 2020 from US$ 97.8 billion in 2016.

Source: UGC Annual Report 2014-15, Technopak, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability

  • With 762 universities, India has the world’s largest higher education system in the world & it ranks 2nd in terms of student enrolment in higher education
  • Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education reached 24.5 per cent in 2016.
  • Government has a target Gross Enrolment Ratio of 30 per cent to be achieved by 2020.
  • Indian literacy rate is estimated to be at 75 per cent in 2016 as compared to 63 per cent in 2011.
  • According to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2016-17, the city has observed an increase in expenditure on education. The national capital’s total expenditure (plan and non-plan) on education, including sports, art & culture, increased from US$ 713.8 million in 2011-12 to US$ 1.59 billion in 2016-17.

Source: Census 2011, Ministry of HRD, UGC, AICTE, NCTE, MHRD and INC . ,UGC Annual Report 2013-14



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