New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) recently launched the third edition of an all-India survey on higher education for 2012-13. Through the survey MHRD aims to have a better perspective of the state of affairs of higher education in the country.
It was launched by Minster of State for HRD Jitin Prasada. The survey covers all higher education institutions across the country including universities, colleges, and stand-alone institutions.
The survey that was started in 2011 to prepare a detailed database on higher education. Keeping in view the usefulness of data collected during the first year, the Ministry decided to make this survey an annual exercise of data collection in higher education sector.
The survey compiles and manages statistics directly online from respondent institutions. The main items of data collection under survey are basic details, programme details, teaching and non-teaching staff, student enrolment, examination results and scholarships.
According to the ministry statement, the survey for the year 2011-12 is under progress.