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Nagaland sees rise in GER in higher education

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jan 27, 2024 9:23 pm

DIMAPUR — Nagaland witnessed rise in the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education to 18.8 in 2021-2022 from 16.2 in 2017-2018 as per the All India Survey on Higher Education (IASHE) 2021-2022 report.

While female GER continues to be more than male for the fifth consecutive year since 2017-2018 as it has increased to 21.2 in 2021-2022 from 16.6 in 2017-2018, the Gender Parity Index (GPI) in Nagaland has also increased from 1.05 in 2017-18 to 1.28 in 2020-21.

Ninety-eight educational institutions in Nagaland including 6 universities, 69 colleges and 23 standalone institutions have registered in the All India Survey on Higher Education (IASHE) for the academic year 2021-2022, wherein an impressive 98% of those institutions actively responded to the survey.

According to the report, 68 colleges in Nagaland took part in the All India Survey on Higher Education (IASHE), out of which 47 were private colleges with a total of 18,643 students and 21 Government Colleges with a combined student enrollment of 17,608 in Nagaland.

A total of 9,092 students were enrolled in six different universities established in Nagaland during the academic year 2021-2022, out of which 620 students (290 male and 330 female) were enrolled for Ph.D. degrees, 18 students (12 male and 6 female) were enrolled in M.Phil., and the majority 8,454 students (3,276 male and 5,178 female) were enrolled in Post Graduate courses.

A total of 1,894 students were also enrolled in 23 standalone institutions in Nagaland. Those institutions comprised 10 Polytechnics, 3 Nursing institutions, 9 teacher training institutions and one paramedical institution.

The reported figures indicated that a total of 39,214 students (18,770 male and 20,444 female) were enrolled in under graduate, 129 students were enrolled in PG diploma courses and 2,202 students were enrolled in diploma courses.

In the academic year 2021-2022, the total enrollment (including estimation) in various educational institutions including university and its constituent units (13,078 students), colleges (36,251 students) and standalone institutions (1,894 students) in Nagaland amounted to 51,223 students and out of which, 23,557 were male students, while 27,666 were female students as per IASHE 2021-2022 report.

According to AISHE 2021-2022 report, enrolment in higher education has increases to 4.33 crore in 2021-22 from 4.14 crore in 2020-21 and 3.42 crore in 2014-15 (an increase of 91 lakh students in the country).

While female enrolment in higher education increased to 2.07 crore in 2021-22 from 1.57 crore in 2014-15 (an increase of 50 lakh students, 32% increase) in the country as per the IASHE 2021-2022 and 341 universities/ university-level institutions have been established since 2014-15,

The total student enrolment in northeast states was 12.02 lakh in 2021-22 as compared to 9.36 lakh in 2014-15. The female enrolment in northeast states was 6.07 lakh in 2021-22, higher than the male enrolment of 5.95 lakh.

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jan 27, 2024 9:23:33 pm
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