UGC: Only 1% students prefer research

Jul 18, 2013 10:17 IST

    According to higher education report issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC), only one percent of the total 86 percent students who have received a graduation degree last years 2012, enrolled in the research programs.

    According to the provisional measures, the major portion  of the students drops the decision of higher education after attaining a graduate degree. Only 12 % got the post graduate degree and a low part i.e. 1 percent students opt for PhD programs. This low percentage also consists of diploma holder and certificate holders also.

    Out of the total PhD degree awarded to the students during 2010-11 session, 5,232 i.e. 32.5% were awarded for science subjects and the degrees offered in arts subjects were 31.3% i.e. 5037 that included languages, social studies and humanities. The science subjects comprise of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, Ayurveda, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health or social preventive medicine, homoeopathy, unani, tibiya, and siddha.

    The next most preferred subjects for pursuing research, Engineering and technology subjects with 10% accomplishing their thesis. From the total 37% students enrolled in art subjects, 18% are studying subjects of science, 17 % opt for management and commerce where as 16% choose engineering subjects. The lowest percentage is of Medicine and veterinary science, law and others that are 3% and 1% respectively.

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