Even as the number of colleges in Telangana have increased in the last five years, students enrolled for various higher education courses have plummeted, reveals the All India Status of Higher Education (AISHE) report.
Analysis of the annual report released by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) on January 5 reveals that while colleges in Telangana have gone up from 2,252 in 2012-13 to 2,370 in 2016-17, students pursuing higher education courses, such as PhD, MPhil and post-graduation, have marginally dipped.
While enrolment for PhD stood at 4,743 in 2012-13, it dropped to 4,200 in 2016-17. Similarly, students pursuing various post-graduate courses dropped from 2.10 lakh in 2012-13 to 1.90 lakh in 2016-17. The trend was alike in MPhil, certificate and post-graduate diploma courses.