Only 1% of Indian Students Prefer Research. Why?

Only 1% of students prefer Research.Why?
Did you know that only 1% of students prefer studying research across India? Surprised!! Well, we have been hearing that India is spending on Research and Development in order to boost Research activities across Nation. Still, India is lying behind the numbers. Why?


According to the study conducted on "higher education in India at a glance" prepared by the University Grants Commission (UGC), has disclosed the facts of India and its performance on Research development.

The documents revealed the following details: (Points copied from TOI)

The maximum PhDs are awarded in science (32.51%), followed by arts (31.3%); the lowest is in law (1.37%).

Only 12% of students join post-graduate courses. In other words, 1,60,872 of the 2,03,27,378 students studying in universities are enrolled for research while 24,92,472 students pursue a postgraduate course.

As many as 17,45,529 are enrolled in graduate courses, 2,18,505 are pursuing diploma or certificate courses. Of these, 37% students are enrolled in the arts stream, followed by 19% in the science stream and 18% in the commerce stream. Only 16.05% pursue engineering while 3.52% study medicine.

The maximum number of student enrollment is in arts (19,05,000 boys and 16,35,000 girls), followed by science (21,28,000 boys and 16,52,000 girls) and commerce or management (17,50,000 boys and 14,15,000 girls).

Though boys outnumber girls in most of the streams, the situation is different in the education stream (with 4,29,000 girls and 3,04,000 boys).

The maximum universities or university-level institutions are in Uttar Pradesh (61), followed by Rajasthan (59). In South India, the maximum universities are in Tamil Nadu (55), followed by Andhra Pradesh (47).

Kerala had 17 universities or university level institutions as on 2012-'13.

The maximum number of colleges are in Maharashtra (4,836), followed by Andhra Pradesh (4,550). There are 1,063 colleges in Kerala.

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