Source: www.pib.nic.in via PwC – EdLive
The Union Minister for HRD released the first provisional report of the ambitious All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). The report contains countrywide estimates of GER on the basis of data collected till 31 July 2012, from higher education (HE) institutions of the country including universities, colleges, and stand-alone institutions. The overall GER of the country stands at 18.8% (based on estimated figures collected till 31 July 2012).
The key idea behind this survey and the resulting document is to prepare a sound database on the large and diverse system of HE in the country. The survey compiles and manages statistics directly online from respondent institutions. The Ministry has constituted a task force to carry out the survey. The task force comprises representatives from stakeholders including the Ministry, the UGC, the AICTE, various regulatory bodies, as well as departments of HE of the various states.