Telangana's Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education way above national average

However, the State’s GER witnessed a decrease from the previous year.

Published: 11th June 2021 10:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2021 10:26 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Telangana recorded a Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) way above the national average, according to the latest All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for 2019-20, the details of which were released by the HRD Ministry on Thursday. 

However, the State’s GER witnessed a decrease from the previous year. From a GER of 33.01 per cent in 2012-13, the State in 2018-19 recorded 36.2 per cent and in 2019-20 recorded 35.6, as against the national average of 27.1 per cent. The GER is calculated for the 18-23 age group. 

Female enrolment sees marginal decline
Though the State observed a marginal decline in enrolment of women in 2019-20,  when compared with data from2012-2013, there has been a steady rise in numbers. Meanwhile, the enrolment of men has seen a decrease for the same period. 

Women’s enrolment in 2012-13 was at 29.3 per cent, and increased to 36.5 per cent in 2018-19. It saw a 0.1 per cent decline in 2019-20, bringing it to 36.4 per cent. Meanwhile, men’s enrolment was at 36.9 per cent in 2012-13, declined to 35.8 in 2018-19 and to 34.8 in 2019-20.


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