IBEF: March 17, 2020
As per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2018-19, there are 39931 colleges in India, out of which 60.53 per cent are located in rural areas. Further, majority of the colleges provide higher education to both males and females and 11.04 per cent colleges are exclusively for females.
Additionally, as per AISHE 2018-19, females constitute 48.6 per cent of the total enrolment in higher education and the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for females in higher education at 26.4 per cent is higher than the national GER of boys at 26.3 per cent. Also, the Gender Parity Index (GPI) has increased during the last 5 years, from 0.92 in 2014-15 to 1 in 2018-19.
The information was given by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
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