Research Article

Comparing States through Educational Indicators for Last 9 Years: AISHE Data Analysis


  • Tushar Kanti Ghara Joint Director of Public Instruction and State Nodal Officer, AISHE, WB, Govt. of West Bengal, BikashBhavan, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700091


The higher education system in India is massive and structurally diverse with 4.3 million students in 1043 university and more than 43858 college level institutions. The educational planners, researchers and administrators may frequently need to evaluate various indicators of education using the data. The objective of the study is to compare the states in the light of few variables from AISHE database. The variables considered are number of universities-colleges/institutions, number of students enrolled (STD)- different levels and category, average number of enrolment per college(AEC), college population index (number of college per 1 lakh population)(CPI), gross enrolment ratio (GER), gender parity index (GPI), Human Development Index, etc. For this analysis only 14 states have been considered – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. The states have been compared in the light of each variables over last 9 years from 2011-12 to 2019-2020.

Article information


Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies

Volume (Issue)

2 (5)





How to Cite

Ghara, T. K. . (2020). Comparing States through Educational Indicators for Last 9 Years: AISHE Data Analysis. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 2(5), 77–88.



Average Enrolment per college, Gross Enrolment Ratio, Gender Parity Index, College Population Index, total enrolment