ERIC Number: ED200144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Enrolment in Higher Education. A Trend Analysis (1961-75).
Sharma, G. D.
Examined are the trends in enrollment in higher education in India over a period of 15 years (1961-1975). The decrease reported in enrollment in Indian universities is attributed to three factors: (1) with the introduction of the 10+2+3 system, the basis of calculations has undergone a change; (2) the unemployment among the educated has given rise to fewer relying on an education for their future employment; and (2) the decrease in rapid development among the people has made it more difficult to populate the universities. Section I examines the background, the problem, and the objectives of this occasional paper. Section II examines the trend analysis and its pattern by faculty, stages, and states. Section III is devoted to the factors influencing enrollment, offers a hypothesis, and suggests future trends. Section IV discusses implications on the economy, employment, and output of graduates. It is suggested that to insure constant enrollment, improvement in the quality of education should be achieved by teacher training, provision of library and laboratory facilities, and hostel facilities for students. Tables, graphs, and appendices offer information on enrollment in higher education by faculty, by stages, with regard to variables, admission targets, and annual growth rates. A bibliography is provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational History, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, School Community Relationship, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (India).