Telugu States Leads Maximum Private Unaided Colleges: Youngest state of India, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh still holds the top position for maximum number of Private colleges in the country. This was revealed by All India Survey for Higher Education 2016-17 report that was released on Friday. Of the total number of colleges, 81 per cent are privately managed, which is several notches above the pan-India figure of 77.8 per cent.
According to the report that AISCHE Report for 2015-16 too, the two states accounted for 80 per cent of private-unaided colleges as against the 78 per cent of institutions across the country. The college density or number of colleges per lakh of 18-23 years population shows that for every 2,370 colleges there exist 59 colleges in TS as against the national average of 28.
The report also shows that in at least seven states Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, J&K, Nagaland, Sikkim and Kerala women in higher education out number men. District-wise too Hyderabad takes the third slot with 487 colleges, followed by Rangareddy at fifth position with 395 colleges. Bengaluru and Jaipur lead with 1,025 and 635 colleges respectively. Telangana also has a sizeable foreign student population, fifth in the country with 3,461 such students.
Although the proportion of students pursuing higher education hasn’t increased dramatically from 2015-16 to 2016-17 in the range of 23% to 25% since 2013-14 — six states registered GER higher than the national average (25.2%), with their share of students entering higher education growing twice as fast as the overall rate. These states are Himachal Pradesh (36.7%), Kerala (34.2%), Punjab (28.6%), Tamil Nadu (46.9%), Andhra Pradesh (32.4%) and Haryana (29%).
With regards to enrollment of Muslims, from 89,524 in 2012-13 the figure has increased to 1,16,803 in 2016-17. Of these, 48,670 are women. Enrollment of persons with disability continues to be low with only 3,081 such persons across state enrolled in higher education. Of these, 1,101 are females. TS has 40,18,650 people in 18-23 age group of which 20,02,810 are male and 20,15,840 female.
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