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Over 86.8 % of youngsters in the 14-18 age bracket in India enrolled in educational institutions: Report

  • IBEF
  • January 18, 2024

The recently published Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) unveils that an impressive 86.8% of individuals in the country's 14-18 age bracket are currently enrolled in educational institutions. Notably, more than half of these youngsters prefer the humanities stream, shedding light on the evolving academic choices within this demographic. While the report underscores minimal gender gaps in enrolment, it draws attention to significant variances across age groups.

The findings highlight a noteworthy trend where older youth are more likely to be unenrolled. Specifically, the report notes that the percentage of unenrolled youth is 3.9% for 14-year-olds and jumps significantly to 32.6% for 18-year-olds. In contrast, the previous year's report revealed a positive trajectory in enrolment levels for children aged six to 14, witnessing an increase from 96.6% in 2010 to 98.4% in 2022.

Furthermore, the ASER report provides insights into the academic preferences of students in Classes 11-12, revealing that more than 55% opt for the humanities stream, followed by science and commerce. This information reflects the educational landscape's dynamics and guides policymakers and educators in adapting strategies to meet the evolving needs and aspirations of the youth.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.