The Education Ministry has released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report 2019-2020 and the results are interesting. As per reports, the number of Institutes of National Importance has increased by 80% during the period of 2015 to 2020. In addition, the number of PhDs have also increased during the said tenure by 60%.
Union Education Minister Dr RP Nishank has tweeted today about the latest developments through his official Twitter account while attributing the credits to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. A snapshot of the official tweet can be checked below. The central minister tweeted that further details about the AISHE 2019-2020 rankings can be checked from the official website aishe.gov.in.
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 on the official website. With the 2019-2020 reports released, the survey findings indicate that during a period of five years since 2015, the number of Institutes of National Importance have increased to 135 in 2020. Contrary to these statistics, the number of Institutes of National Importance in India was only 75 in the year 2015. 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.
The AISHE 2019-2020 reports have also indicated that the number of PhDs has also increased by 60%, during the said period of 2015 to 2020. The Education Minister of Central Government, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has confirmed the same through his official tweet today. The Minister tweeted “It is heartening to note that the number of PhDs has also increased by 60% in the last five years”.
Dr Nishank also indicated through his official tweet today that there has been significant improvement in GER, Gender Parity Index. In the previous AISHE report 2018-2019, it was shown that UG and PG programs in the field of technology had taken a steep fall. In addition, there was an overall reduction in admission to professional programs in AISHE report 2018-2019.
As per the previous reports, there has been a significant decrease in M.Tech enrollment during the last five years, the AISHE report 2018-2019 indicated. During 2014-2015, the number of M.Tech enrollment was 289,311. The figures came down to 135,500 during the period 2018-2019. In addition, during the same period, there was an 11% decline in the number of B.Tech enrollment. 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.