Female Enrolment ratio dropped in Institutes of National Importance
| Education Jagat - 17 Jun 2021

The share of girl students is lowest in institutes of national importance while female participation in professional courses is lower in comparison to academic courses, according to the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20.
 However, there has been an overall increase of over 18 percent in female enrolment in higher education from 2015- 16 to 2019-20, pointed out in the report released by the Ministry of Education.
 A total of 1,019 universities, 39,955 colleges, and 9,599 standalone institutions participated in the survey, which provides key performance indicators on the current status of higher education in the country.
 “In the last five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20, there has been a growth of 11.4 percent in the student enrolment. The rise in female enrolment in higher education during the period is 18.2 percent. Gender Parity Index (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,” the report said.
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