The Education Ministry DR Nishank Pokhriyal has released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report 2019-2020 for Institutes of Higher Education. As per reports, the number of Institutes of National Importance(INIs) has remarkably increased by 80% during the period of 2015 to 2020 i.e from 75 to 135. In addition, the number of PhDs has also increased during the said tenure by 60%.
Union Education Minister Dr RP Nishank has tweeted about the latest developments through his official Twitter account while attributing the credits to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.
The All India Survey on Higher Education, under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India conducts the survey and releases the report of Institutes of National Importance. With the 2019-2020 reports released, the survey findings indicate that during the five years pan since 2015, the number of Institutes of National Importance have increased to 135 in 2020. Evidently, the number of newly established Institutes of National Importance from 2015 to 2020 is 60, which is a little shy of twice the number of institutes existing in 2015.
Dr Nishank also tweets that there has been significant improvement in GER, Gender Parity Index. In the previous report of the year 2018-2019, it was shown that in the field of technology UG and PG programs had taken a steep fall. In addition, there was an overall reduction in admission to professional programs in the AISHE report 2018-2019.
As per the previous reports, there has been a significant decrease in M.Tech enrollment during the last five years. During 2014-2015, enrollment for M.Tech program was 289,311. The figures came down to 135,500 during the period 2018-2019. In addition, during the same period, there the enrollment for the B.Tech program was declined from 11%. During the year 2014-2015, the number of B.Tech enrollment was 4,254,919. While in 2018-2019, the number of enrollment was 3,730,949.
However, some professional programmes like MBA, MBBS, BEd and LLB continued to attract more students. The number of students pursuing an MBA, has grown from 4,09,432 in 2014-15 to 4,62,853 in 2018-19. Similarly, enrolment in B.Ed. jumped by almost 80%, from 6,57,194 in 2014-15 to 11,75,517 last year.