GER for females in higher education is higher than the National GER
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that as per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2018-19, there are 39931 colleges in India, out of which 60.53% are located in rural areas. Further, the majority of the colleges provide higher education to both males and females and 11.04% of colleges are exclusively for females.
Additionally, as per AISHE 2018-19, females constitute 48.6% of the total enrolment in higher education and the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for females in higher education at 26.4% is higher than the national GER of boys at 26.3%. Also, the Gender Parity Index (GPI) has increased during the last 5 years, from 0.92 in 2014-15 to 1 in 2018-19.