799 Universities, 3.46 Crores Students, 15.19 Lakh Teachers in Higher Education Institutions India – AISHE 2015-16


As per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2015-16, the number of universities in the country is 799 and out of them 386 Universities came into existence since 2001. The number of students and teachers in the institutions of higher education in the country during academic year 2015-16 are 3.46 Crore and 15.19 Lakh respectively.

Out of the total number of sanctioned teaching posts of 17006 (2407 Professor, 4789 Associate Professor, 9810 Assistant Professor), in 40 Central Universities (CUs) under the purview of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), 6080 teaching posts (1308 Professor, 2230 Associate Professor, 2542 Assistant Professor) are lying vacant as on 01.10.2016. In case of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), against the sanctioned teaching posts of 454 (69 Professor, 135 Reader/Associate Professor, 250 Assistant Professor) , 176 posts (38 Professors, 51 Reader/Associate Professor, 87 Assistant Professor) are lying vacant as on 01.11.2016.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.


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