Uttar Pradesh ranks first in terms of number of enrollments in higher educational institutions in the country followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, according to a report.
The statistics were revealed in the Annual Status of Higher Education of States and UTs in India 2015 (ASHE-2015) report released here today by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Deloitte, a multinational professional services firm headquartered in New York City.
Of the total enrollment of 301.5 lakhs students (55.1 pc male and 44.9 pc 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 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 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 governments Smart City Mission.
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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