As per the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report 2019-20, the share of girl students is lowest in institutes of national importance.
While female participation in professional courses is lower in comparison to academic courses.
A report released on Thursday by the Ministry of Education highlights an overall increase of over 18 per cent in female enrolment in higher education from 2015-16 to 2019-20.
A total of 1,019 universities, 39,955 colleges and 9,599 stand-alone institutions participated in the survey. The report provides key performance indicators on the current status of higher education in India.
As per the report, number of female students is lowest for institutes under state private open university (2,499) followed by institutes under state legislature act (3,702). Whereas the share is highest in state public universities.
The rise in female enrolment in higher education during the period is 18.2 per cent. Gender Parity Index (GPI) in higher education in 2019-20 is 1.01 against 1.00 in 2018-19. This indicates an improvement in the relative access to higher education for females of eligible age group compared to males.
The survey shows that female participation in professional courses is lower in comparison to academic courses at both under graduate and post graduate levels.
Moreover, female participation is very high and has also increased sharply at MA, MSc and MCom levels during the last 5 years.
But female participation is still very low at undergraduate courses like BCA, BBA, BTech or BE and LLB.
The report points out that the percentage share of male is higher than female in almost every level, except MPhil, post graduate and certificate.