Recently a survey was conducted on higher education in India. According to the ‘All India Survey on Higher Education’ or (AISHE) report, the number of admissions in humanities among Indian students has surpassed that of science.
According to a survey report published by the ‘AISHE’ survey on the Under Graduate (UG) department in India, the Humanities department currently has the highest number of students enrolled. According to the report, while the number of admissions in humanities department is 33.5 percent, it is 15.5 percent in science. After that, the number of students admitted in commerce department is 13.9 percent and in engineering and technology department it is 11.9 percent. Incidentally, this ‘AISHE’ survey was first conducted in 2011. This survey was conducted on issues including the infrastructure, economic condition, number of students admitted, number of teachers and teachers of different schools across the country.
According to the recent ‘AISHE’ report, the number of students participating in higher education in the country increased by about 7.5 percent in 2020-21. While the enrollment rate in higher education was 3.85 crore in 2019-20, it has increased to 4.14 crore in 2020-21. At the same time, the number of scheduled caste and female students is also known to have increased in higher education.