Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of colleges in India followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka

Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of colleges in India followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka

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Category : State Published on: February 02 2023

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  • The Union Ministry of Education has released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021.
  • According to the report Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of colleges in the country, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka.
  • There are 8,114 colleges in Uttar Pradesh and 32 colleges per one lakh population.
  • The top 10 states in terms of number of colleges in India -Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana and Kerala, each having at least 29 or more colleges per lakh population.
  • The Ministry of Education has been conducting this survey since 2011, it includeshigher educational institutions located in India.
  • The survey collects information on various parameters such as student enrolment, teacher data, infrastructural, financial etc.
  • In AISHE 2020-21, for the first time data collection has been done using a completely online data collection platform developed by the Department of Higher Education through National Informatics Center (NIC).
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