UP Tops Higher Education Enrollments List In The Country

Uttar Pradesh (UP) has topped the list of states that received high number of enrollments in higher educational institutions in the country. It was followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The statistics were revealed in the Annual Status of Higher Education of States and UTs in India 2015 (ASHE-2015) report released on December 2 by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Deloitte, a multinational professional services firm headquartered in New York City.


Complete List In Brief
Enrollments List
Total Enrollments In the Country 301.5 lakhs students
Per cent of Male Student Enrollments 55.1 per cent

Per cent of Female Student Enrollments 44.9 per cent

No. of students per state Uttar Pradesh 46.7 lakhs Tamil Nadu 32.1 lakhs Maharashtra 30.8 lakhs Karnataka 18.6 lakhs West Bengal 16.6 lakhs Highest share of enrollments

Under-graduate level 79.2 per cent Post-graduate level 11.4 per cent Diploma 7.3 per cent Others Less than 2 per cent Top 5 states with highest Number of universities Total number of universities across the country 667 universities Per cent of state public universities 43.8 per cent

Uttar Pradesh

59 universities Tamil Nadu 56 universities Rajasthan 47 universities Karnataka 45 universities Maharshtra 45 universities

"Of the total enrollment of 301.5 lakhs students (55.1 per cent male and 44.9 per cent female enrollments) in higher education institutes in India, Uttar Pradesh ranks first (46.7 lakhs) followed by Tamil Nadu (32.1 lakhs), Maharashtra (30.8 lakhs), Karnataka (18.6 lakhs) and West Bengal (16.6 lakhs). Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka together account for more than one-fourth (28.9 pc) of the total enrollments across India," the report said.This is the fourth such report by Delloite India in association with CII and MHRD.

The report highlights some of the latest policy developments in higher education sector such as the introduction of choice- based credit system (CBCS), government scheme for ranking institutions, the role of state governments in improving enrollment figures in higher educational institutes and role of higher education in government's 'Smart City' mission.

UP Tops Higher Education Enrollments List

It also points out that the highest share of enrollment (79.2 per cent) is at under-graduate level followed by post-graduate (11.4 per cent) and diploma (7.3 per cent), with all other levels contributing less than 2 per cent. "There are total 667 universities across the country with state public universities constituting the highest share (43.8 per cent). "The top five states with the highest number of universities include Uttar Pradesh (59), Tamil Nadu (56), Rajasthan (47), Karnataka (45) and Maharashtra (45)," the report said.

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