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Education Sector in India
9 Indian universities have made it to the top 100 list in the Times Higher Education University Asia Rankings 2015.

Education Sector in India

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



Visvesvaraya Technological University

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is one of the largest technological universities in India with 16 years of tradition of excellence in engineering and technical education, research and innovations. It came into existence in the year 1998 to cater the needs of Indian industries for trained technical manpower with practical experience an...

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Jaypee University of Information Technology

Established by the Jaypee Group, Jaypee University of Information Technology is a state private university in Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. The curriculum focuses on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level studies and research in engineering and applied sciences disciplines. The University commenced academic activities from ...

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Lovely Professional University

Lovely Professional University has a mammoth ultra-modern campus sprawling over more than 600 acres of land on the National Highway No.1 at the entry of Jalandhar City. It is the largest single campus university in India, with more than 25,000 students, 3,500 faculty and staff, offering more than 150 programmes. The University is recognized by Univ...

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Amity University

Amity is a leading education group with over 125,000 students studying across its various campuses in India. Amity has campuses at Noida, Lucknow, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Greater Noida, Mumbai, Raipur and Kolkata. All its campuses are recognised by UGC and listed on the UGC website. Amity University also operates international campuses in Londo...

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NIIT is a leading global talent development corporation, building skilled manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company which was set up in 1981, to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, has today grown to be amongst world's leading talent development companies offering learning solutions to individuals,...

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Educomp Solutions Ltd

Founded in 1994, Educomp is the largest education company in India with presence across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills, Educomp group empowers over 30 million learners and educators across 65,000 schools. Educomp owns India’s largest K12 content library with over 20,000 modules of rich 3D multimedia educational con...

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