Most students enrolled for BA courses in 2020-21, followed by BSc- Edexlive
Students enrolled the most in BA (Bachelor of Arts) courses during 2020-2021, according to the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report released by the Ministry of Education (MoE). The next highest enrollment was for BSc (Bachelor of Science) programmes.
The report revealed that 1.04 crore students opted for BA courses, of which 52.7 per cent were girls and 47.3 per cent were boys. Meanwhile, 49.12 lakh students enrolled for BSc, of which 52.2 percent were girls and the rest were boys, according to a report by PTI.
The next highest number of enrollments was seen for BCom courses. “There are 43.22 lakh students enrolled for BCom (of which 48.5 per cent are girls),” the report said. “BTech has 23.20 lakh enrolled students of which 28.7 per cent are women. Bachelor of Engineering (BE) has 13.42 lakh enrolled students of which 28.5 per cent are women,” it says next, which information about the fourth highest entry.
At the postgraduate level, the maximum number of students enrolled in Social Sciences is followed by Science. “The total number of PG students in Social Science courses is 9,41,648, of which 56.5 per cent are female students. Total enrollment in the Science stream is 6,79,178, of which 61.3 per cent are female,” the report said .
Next, according to the report, the “Management stream has 6,86,001 students enrolled in PG with 43.1 percent being girls. Commerce stream has 5.36 lakh students enrolled in PG with 66.5 percent female students. There are 3.20 lakh students enrolled for PG in Indian languages which are divided into 12 sub-streams.The number of students enrolled in the Education Stream is 2.06 lakh in which the major contribution is female with 64 .4 percent.”
Then, at PhD level, the maximum number of students were enrolled in Engineering and Technology streams, closely followed by Science. “Engineering and Technology stream is divided into 21 sub-streams with a total of 56,625 students enrolled for PhD, of which 33.3 percent are women,” the report said.
“Science Stream has 48,600 students enrolled for PhD with 48.8 percent women. It is divided into 17 sub-streams such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Zoology. STEM includes Science Stream (including Mathematics) and Engineering and Technology Stream. The Enrollment in STEM (at UG, PG, MPhil and PhD levels) is 94.69 lakh, of which 53.74 lakh (56.8 per cent) are male and 40.94 lakh (43.2 per cent) female,” adds it, according to a report by PTI.