Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, has recently released a statement in reply of Shri P. Bhattacharya on universities imparting higher education. As per this statement, there are around 1043 universities that are providing higher education in the country. In this list, there are several Indian Higher Educational Institutes that are in the list of the renowned World University Ranking. Currently, around 2.3 crore students are enrolled in these universities.
The Statement regarding Higher Education Data was released in reply to questions asked by Shri P. Bhattacharya, Hon’ble Member of Parliament. He addressed Minister of Education to announce the number of universities that provides higher education in the country. Shri P. Bhattacharya also asked whether these universities have facilities equivalent to foreign universities and the data on the number of students currently studying.
In reply, the Minister of Education has released this statement discussing the data regarding universities imparting higher education. As per the All Indian Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-2020, 1043 universities has registered on the portal for providing Higher Education in India. Out of these Higher Education Institutions, several are in the list of the prominent World University rankings such as QS World University Ranking and Times Higher Educations World University Ranking.
According to AISHE 2019-2020, there is 9655586 undergraduate students in Arts stream, 4163128 in Commerce stream, 4755384 in Science stream and 1352118 in Medical Sciences stream. Around 1725755 postgraduates students are studying in Arts stream, 476825 in Commerce, 655176 in Science and 203964 in Medical sciences. Moreover, currently, 51252 students are doing PhD in Arts in the stream, 6544 in Commerce stream, 50936 in Science stream and 9330 in Medical Science. Around 13206 are studying M.Phil in Arts stream, 1785 in Commerce, 5274 in Science and 840 in Medical Science stream.
Apart from this, the Minister of Education has also shared the number of Higher Education Education University in each state and Union Territory of India. This list includes central University Institution of National Importance, State Public University Central Oen University, Institution under State Legislature Act, State Private University, State Open University, State Private Open University, Deemed University Government Aided, Deemed University Government and Deemed University Private.
Out of all the state and UTs, most of the Higher Education Institutions are in Rajasthan State (89). The second state in this list is the Uttar Pradesh (81) followed by Gujarat (76) and Karnataka (69). Furthermore, there is no Higher Education Institutions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep.