To portray the status of higher education in the country, the Ministry of Education has endeavoured to conduct an annual web-based All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) since 2010-11. The survey covers all the Institutions in the country engaged in imparting higher education. Data is being collected on several parameters such as teachers, student enrolment, programmes, examination results, education finance, and infrastructure.
Indicators of educational development such as Institution Density, Gross Enrolment Ratio, Pupil-teacher ratio, Gender Parity Index, Per Student Expenditure will also be calculated from the data collected through AISHE. These are useful in making informed policy decisions and research for development of the education sector.
The report is based on voluntary uploading of data by institutions of Higher Education listed in aishe.gov.in portal in specially designed formats of data collection. The responsibility for the accuracy of the data rests with the Nodal Officers of the concerned Institution. The Planning, Monitoring and Statistics Bureau has only compiled and analysed the uploaded data. Inclusion of name of an Institution in any of the lists in the portal www.aishe.gov.in and this publication does not confer the status of recognition to the Institution by the Ministry of Education.