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Science, tech streams in higher education are losing students' preference

There are about 140 million people in the 18-23 age group in the country as of 2018-19, but only 26 per cent of them actually take up education

At the level of a Master’s degree, the technology stream seems to be in bigger trouble
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At the level of a Master’s degree, the technology stream seems to be in bigger trouble

Abhishek Waghmare
The higher education infrastructure in India is growing, and a new report throws light on achievements and areas of concern. There are about 140 million people in the 18-23 age group in the country as of 2018-19, but only 26 per cent of them actually take up education. 

But, the number of universities in India are on the rise. From 760 in 2014-15, India is now close to having 1,000 universities (Chart 1). The United States, with a fourth of India’s population, has nearly 4,000. One aspect of quality of education, the student-teacher ratio improved in 2018-19, after falling for

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First Published: Sep 30 2019 | 12:55 AM IST

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