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[pib] All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : AISHE Survey

Mains level : Read the attached story

Union Education Minister has announced the release of the report of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20.

This newscard provides useful data about the state of higher education in India on various parameters. Such data should not be missed while substantiating any point in answer writing.


  • AISHE was established by the Ministry of HRD for conducting an annual web-based survey, thereby portraying the status of higher education in the country.
  • The survey is conducted for all educational institutions in India on many categories like teachers, student enrolment, programs, examination results, education finance, and infrastructure.
  • This survey is used to make informed policy decisions and research for the development of the education sector.
  • This Report provides key performance indicators on the current status of Higher education in the country.

Highlights of the 2019-20 Report

(1) Total Enrolment

(2) Gross Enrolment Ratio

(3) Gender Parity Index (GPI)

  • GPI in Higher Education in 2019-20 is 1.01 against 1.00 in 2018-19 indicating an improvement in the relative access to higher education for females of eligible age group compared to males.

(4) Pupil-Teacher Ratio


  • TPR in Higher Education in 2019-20 is 26. In 2019-20: Universities: 1,043(2%); Colleges: 42,343(77%) and stand-alone institutions: 11,779(21%).

(5) Enrolment in higher education

  • 38 crore Students enrolled in programs at under-graduate and post-graduate levels.
  • Out of these, nearly 85% of the students (2.85 crore) were enrolled in the six major disciplines such as Humanities, Science, Commerce, Engineering & Technology, Medical Science and IT & Computer.

(6) Doctorate pursuance

  • The number of students pursuing PhD in 2019-20 is 2.03 lakh against 1.17 lakh in 2014-15.

(7) Total number of teachers

  • The Total Number of Teachers stands at 15,03,156 comprising of 57.5% male and 42.5% female.
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