HRD Minister releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for 2016-17

Jan 8, 2018 12:30 IST
AISHE 2016-17

Prakash Javadekar, The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, released the 8th All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for the year 2016-17. He also launched the Survey for the year 2017-18.
The AISHE Survey was initiated in the year 2011 to prepare a robust database on higher education. Since then, seeing the usefulness of data collected during the very first year of survey, the government decided to make this survey an annual exercise of data collection in the higher education sector.

Key highlights of AISHE

  1. As per AISHE, India witnessed significant achievement in overall enrolment from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 35.7 million in 2016-17, and improvement in Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) from 19.4% in 2010-11 to 25.2 in 2016-17.
  2. It is expected that GER ratio of 30% would be achieved by the year 2022.
  3. Further, Gender Parity Index (GPI) has improved from 0.86 to 0.94 to the corresponding period. To give a further boost to girl-students, the government announced that a supernumerary quota in IITs will be increased.
  4. The number of institutions of higher education listed on AISHE portal has also increased significantly to 864 in 2016-17 from 621 universities in 2010-11 to and 40,026 colleges in 2016-17 from 32,974 colleges in 2010-11.
  5. The foreign student enrolment number has slightly improved from 45,424 in 2015-16 to 47,575 in 2016-17.
  6. In the AISHE 206-17, for the first time efforts have been made to collect the details of teachers to be used in the portal `Gurujan’ specifically dedicated to teacher information. The Gurujan portal will be useful to ascertain the quality of faculty in an institution.

8th AISHE Survey

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) is a ratio of enrolment in higher education to the population in the eligible age group (18-23) years. Whereas, GPI is a ratio of proportional representation of female and male.

About AISHE 2016-17
The AISHE 2016-17 has been created with the government’s vision for the higher education, which is based on three important aspects namely Quality, Autonomy, Research & Innovation.
The main items of data collection under survey are Programme details, Basic details, Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff, Examination Result, Student Enrolment, Infrastructure, Scholarships and Foreign students etc. The AISHE data is the main source of information for `Know Your College’ portal.


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