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

Education Sector in India

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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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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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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