Which State Tops List in Highest Number of Colleges? Read Government’s Survey 

Which State Tops List in Highest Number of Colleges? Read Government's Survey

Which State Tops List in Highest Number of Colleges? Read Government's Survey (Representational Image )

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The recently released All India Survey for Higher Education (AISHE) 2021-22 by the Ministry of Education highlights Uttar Pradesh as the state with the highest number of colleges in India. 

The survey reveals significant insights into the higher education landscape across the country.

Key Findings: 1. Uttar Pradesh claims the lead, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka in the number of colleges. Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana, and West Bengal complete the top 10 states with the highest number of colleges.

2. The AISHE survey, conducted since 2011, covers all higher educational institutions in India. It encompasses 45,473 colleges affiliated with 328 universities.

3. College Distribution: Of the 42,825 responding colleges, over 60% are general, 8.7% specialize in education, 6.1% are engineering and technology institutions, 4.3% focus on nursing, and 3.5% are medical colleges.

4. State Rankings: Beyond the top three, states like Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana, and West Bengal secure positions in the top 10 states with the highest number of colleges.

5. Enrollment Figures: The total enrollment in higher education institutions across India stands at 4,32,68,181, distributed among universities, colleges, and standalone institutions.

6. PG and PhD Programs: Out of the responding colleges, 14,197 offer postgraduate programs, and 1,063 have PhD enrollments, emphasizing the diversity of academic offerings.

7. Urban Districts: Bengaluru Urban district leads with the maximum number of colleges, followed by Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune, and Prayagraj, showcasing regional concentrations of educational institutions.

8. Enrollment Distribution: The survey estimates 96,38,345 students in universities and their constituent units, 3,14,59,092 in colleges, and 21,70,744 in stand-alone institutions.

The AISHE survey provides valuable insights into the education landscape, aiding policymakers and institutions in understanding trends and making informed decisions for the future of higher education in India.

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