Official report: 32.6% of the country’s colleges teach only one course; In which 84.1 percent of the colleges are in the private sector.

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  • The Same Course Is Taught In 32.6% Of The Country’s Colleges; In Which 84.1 Percent Of The Colleges Are In The Private Sector.

New Delhi3 hours agoAuthor: Anirudh Sharma

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BA (20.3 lakh), BSc (10.6 lakh), BCom (9.3 lakh) courses have the highest number of registered students among the 196 available higher education courses.

  • Lowest – only seven colleges per one lakh population in Bihar, 59 in Karnataka

Of the 39,955 colleges in the country, 32.6% are colleges that offer only one course. This information has come out in the All India Survey of Higher Education report by the Ministry of Education. According to the report, 84.1% of the colleges offering the same course are in the private sector.

Only BEd course is offered in 37.4% of private sector colleges. There are 16.6% colleges in the country where the number of registered students is less than 100. Only 4% are colleges where the number of registered students is more than 3,000. There are 3.85 crore students registered in the higher education institutions of the country. On an average, there are 30 colleges per lakh population in the country. These are seven in Bihar, 59 in Karnataka.

Girls ahead in Gross Enrollment Ratio

The gross enrollment ratio for students in the age group of 18 to 23 years is 27.1%. In this, the GER of girls is high. The GER of boys is 26.9% and that of girls is 27.3%. BA (20.3 lakh), BSc (10.6 lakh), BCom (9.3 lakh) courses have the highest number of registered students among the 196 available higher education courses.

Highest 79.5% students are registered for graduation course. There are 11.1% students in distance education medium. During 2019-20, 2,02,550 students registered for Ph.D. While 38,986 were awarded PhD degrees. Most of the PhD students are from engineering.

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