AISHE 2020-21: The Ministry of Education, Government of India has released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021. The Ministry has been conducting All India Survey since 2011, covering all higher educational institutions located in Indian Territory and imparting higher education in the country. The survey collects detailed information on different parameters such as student enrollment, teacher’s data, infrastructural information, financial information etc. For the first time, in AISHE 2020-21, HEIs have filled data using entirely online data collection platform through the Web Data Capture Format (DCF) developed by Department of Higher Education through the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
Highlights of the AISHE(2020-21): Enrollment in higher education increases, crossing the 4 crore mark for first time; increase of 7.5% from 2019-20 and 21% from 2014-15.
Female enrollment increase from 2019-20.
Significant increase of 28% in enrolment of SC students and 38% in enrolment of Female SC Students in 2020-21, compared to 2014-15.
Substantial increase of 47% in enrolment of ST students and 63.4% increase in the enrolment of Female ST Students in 2020-21, compared to 2014-15.
Notable increase of 29% in Student Enrolment and 34% in Female Student Enrolment in the North Eastern Region in 2020-21 since 2014-15.
Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) has improved from previous year for all social groups.
Highest number of Universities is in Rajasthan (92), Uttar Pradesh (84) and Gujarat (83).
43% universities and 61.4% colleges are located in Rural Areas.
Target Olympic Podium Scheme: The Target Olympic Podium Scheme, launched in 2014 under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Government of India, has been a professional setup to provide holistic support to all athletes. The scheme provides personalized coaching support to the athletes from the best global coaches, International training sessions, visa facilitation support as well as top-of-line research support to track opponent performances.
The chief objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance and other help to athletes in their pursuit of medals in the Olympics and other international sporting events. In 2020, the TOPS Development was launched as well to produce Olympic winners in 2028 targeting children as young as 10 – 12 years.
Bharat Parv: The six-day mega event “Bharat Parv” is being organized by the Government of India, as part of the Republic Day Celebrations.The event would have a Food Festival, Handicraft mela, folk and tribal dance performances, performances by cultural troupes, a Display of Republic Day Tableaux, illumination of Red Fort etc.
Branding and promotion of Dekho Apna Desh, Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, G20 and Mission LIFE would be undertaken during the event.
Ministry of Tourism has been designated as the nodal Ministry for the event.
Significance Of Bharat Parv: To Promote the Spirit Of Freedom.
To celebrate independence and the history of India.