The Census 2011 data released on Thursday reveals top five states that has attracted migrants from other states for their quality quotient in education. The states that have achieved this status are Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. They contribute to 57.33 per cent of the total migrants who moved out for education.
The proportion of the migrants show that more number of men have moved out in this regard than women in the last decade to join professional or arts and science colleges.
As for medical and engineering colleges, the above mentioned states contribute to 50 per cent of the total population in government and private college sectors in the country.
Overall, 80.09 per cent have been shifting to other places for the sake of migration. Of this, 47.7 lakhs are men and 32.32 are women. However, this data includes migration within and from outside the state.
"The data shows that in the total number of people who migrated for education, 45.92 lakhs went to those specified five states. States like Kerala which has the best literacy rate in the country, or Bihar which has the lowest literacy rate, marks the sparse interstate and intrastate migration for education," said Indira Gandhi Research Institute of Development research economics professor S Chandrasekar.
According to him, only 1.2 per cent and 2.8 per cent in Kerala and Bihar respectively have registered as interstate migrants.
Researching the behaviour of migrants, an analysis revealed that nearly fifty per cent of the migrants who have shifted, have been staying in the same place for a decade almost.