HRD Ministry’s survey unearths dip within the case of different minority groups
While the enrolment of Muslims in institutes of higher education in Telangana rose with the aid of 22% over a duration of five years, enrolment of different minorities along with Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Parsis dropped with the aid of round 17%.
These have been the observations of the All India Survey on Higher Education released via the Ministry of Human Resources Development. While the enrolment of students from the Muslim community in 2012-thirteen stood at 89,524, it rose to at least one,09,240 in 2017-18. On the opposite hand, the variety of students enrolled from other minority groups was 11,920 in 2012-thirteen; the wide variety fell to 9,866 in 2017-18.
Analysing the data, former Head of Strategy and New Initiatives, Bill and Melinda Gates basis, Prof. Amir Ullah Khan said that extra get entry to to education, compared to previous years, in the State had caused the increase in enrolments. He said that enrolment in institutes of higher training was linked to a larger number of schools – each authorities and private — being opened.
“The spurt in new schools, consisting of residential faculties for minorities and personal schools, has caused an growth in enrolment. These faculties are performing as feeders for institutes of better education,” Prof. Khan said.
Touching upon the drop in enrolments of college students belonging to other minority communities, Prof. Khan said that scholars reached almost full enrolment in the closing decade or so, every so often crossing one hundred%, as they had been enrolled in a couple of institutions. “Hence the enrolment rate has now bogged down as there’s a correction. The Muslim minority has now got get right of entry to to schools of their neighbourhood and of their medium of coaching. This is the motive for the overdue catch-up,” he stated.
The survey discovered that there have has been lesser enrolment of Muslim girls compared to men. While three,forty four,173 guys were enrolled from 2012-13 to 2017-18, the range of ladies enrolled stood at 2,77,202 in the identical duration. The document said that data was based totally on ‘voluntary uploading of statistics by using institutions’.