Annual Status of Higher Education of States and UTs in India


The report aims to provide an overview of the higher education status in India, the key challenges it faces and reforms which are at various stages of conceptualization or implementation. In this version, we have made a deliberate effort to highlight the steps being taken by the Central & State Governments to implement RUSA, India’s flagship program focused on reforming higher education sector. The report also provides a detailed overview of higher education status in Indian states and union territories based on certain vital indicators.

As the third largest education system in the world, in terms of enrolment, and the largest by total number of academic institutions the India higher education sector is considered by many as a ‘sunrise sector’ for investment. Indeed, the country has taken significant strides over the years in higher education. In FY14, the size of this market has been estimated well above ₹3.83 trillion (US$62.34 billion) with over 38,000 formal degree/diploma granting higher education institutes.


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