2. Lesser growth in student enrollment:
Although number of students enrolled in higher education doubled from nearly 8.4 million to 17 million in a decade, it grew a slower pace than number of colleges which grew 2.5 times in the same period, creating a paradoxical situation of excess capacity in a country where gross enrollment ratio is less than 20%.
3. Three-year degree and engineering:
Student continue to be sorted into two tiers–engineering and three-year degrees of Arts, Science and Commerce. Every sixth student in India is enrolled in engineering/technology program and more than 2/3rd of Indian students are enrolled in three-year undergraduate degrees.
Growth Statistics on Engineering and Management Institutions in India
Indian University Admissions: The Crisis of Confidence in Quality
Engineering Pipeline: Disproportionate and Disconnected
Dr. Rahul Choudaha