Union HRD Ministry launched the 6th All India Survey on Higher Education

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Who: Sixth All India Survey on Higher Education
Where: New Delhi
What: Launched by the Union HRD Ministry
When: 21 December 2015

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Zubin Irani on 21 December 2015 launched the 6th All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) in New Delhi.

The survey covers all the Higher Education (HE) institutions of the country including Universities, Colleges and Stand-Alone institutions from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

It brings out the correct and complete picture of the higher education system so that relevant statistics are available to the Central Government as well as State Governments in order to devise future educational policies.

The major findings of the AISHE 2014-15 are –

• Increase in overall enrolment from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 33.3 million in 2014-15.
• Improvement in Gross Enrolment Ratio which is a ratio of enrolment in higher education to population in the eligible age group (18-23) years from 19.4 percent on 2010-11 to 23.6 percent in 2014-15.
Gender Parity Index (GPI), a ratio of proportional representation of female and male, has marginally improved from 0.86 to 0.93 to the corresponding period.
Number of institutions of higher education listed on AISHE portal has also increased significantly – universities from 621 to 757 and colleges from 32974 to 38056 during the period.