By: Ibni Maqbool
Srinagar: An official report released by the Government of India has revealed that Jammu and Kashmir has 26 colleges for per lakh population.
The All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20 report has revealed that J&K has 26 colleges for per lakh population in the age group between 18-23.
J&K has 1219653 souls in this age group, out of which 628890 are males and 590763 are females. The UT had 316 government and private colleges in 2019-20 when the survey was done.
The survey report was released by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday. The report lay bare information about key performance indicators of higher education.
According to the report, the average enrollment per college during 2019-20 was 729 whereas it was 644 in 2015-16, 646 in 2016-17, 720 in 2017-18), 799 in 2018-19) and 721 in 2019-20.
The pupil teacher ratio in 2019-20 in J&K was 35 for regular & distance mode and 25 for regular mode, the report states.
The gross enrolment ratio for females was better than males in J&K during 2019-20.
According to the report, the overall GER for males was 31.7 and 33.2 for females. The GER for females in J&K was also higher than males in the preceding four years also.
Gross enrolment ratio in higher education is calculated for the 18-23 age group. It is the ratio of enrolment in higher education to the population in the eligible age group.
“The GER for female in all social group is highest in Sikkim with 67.6%. Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Punjab, Telangana and Uttarakhand also have GER of more than 30% for female in all category,” according to the report.
The Union ministry of education has been conducting an annual All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) since 2010-11. The survey covers all the Institutions engaged in imparting higher education.