AISHE: Karnataka’s GER jumps 0.2% in tertiary education

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Gross Enrolment Ratio of Higher Education in Karnataka Marks Increment

A recent report from Reader Wall has shown a slight increase in the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for higher education in Karnataka, with a 0.2% rise compared to last year. The percentile for 2020-21 stood at 36%, and this increased to 36.2% in 2021-22.

GER of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Students Also Sees a Rise

The study also revealed an increase in the GER of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) students by roughly 2%. In the academic year 2020-21, the GER for SC students stood at 25.6% and 23.4% for ST students. This figure increased to 27.2% and 25.8% respectively in 2021-22.

Pan-Indian Increase in GER

The report found an upward trend in the GER across India over the years. The ratio rose from 27.3% in 2020-21 to 28.4% in 2021-22. Comparatively, in 2017-18 it was 24.6%, and in 2014-15, it was 23.7%. Interestingly, the female GER also saw a leap from 22.9% in 2014-15 to 28.5% in 2021-22.

Highest Numbers of Colleges in Bengaluru Urban District

Of the districts analysed, Bengaluru Urban showed the greatest number of colleges at the national level, boasting a total of 1,106. Following Bengaluru was Jaipur with 709, Hyderabad with 491, Pune with 475, and Prayagraj with 398 colleges.

Karnataka Tops in Terms of College Density

Karnataka took the lead in terms of college density according to the survey, a position it has managed to maintain since 2017-18. The recent survey recorded 66 colleges per lakh population, with 51 in 2017-18, 53 in 2018-19, and 59 in 2019-20, and finally 62 colleges in 2020-21. These colleges saw an average enrolment of 413 students.

Karnataka Boasts Total of 4,430 Higher Education Institutions

Karnataka is home to 4,430 higher education institutions, making it the state with the third-highest number of colleges. Leading the pack was Uttar Pradesh, followed by Maharashtra and Rajasthan, and then Tamil Nadu.

Teacher Roster Totals 15,97,688

The survey recorded a total of 15,97,688 teachers, with 56.6% male and 43.4% female. Of this number, 89,770 (5.6%) are Muslim Minority teachers, and 1,40,205 (8.8%) are Other Minority teachers.

Bulk of the Teachers Belong to Southern States

The significant portion of teachers hailed from Tamil Nadu, which comprised 13.1% of the total, followed by Uttar Pradesh (11.2%), Maharashtra (10.5%), and Karnataka (9.4%). Out of the total number of Muslim teachers, 10.4% were from Karnataka.

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