202 colleges affiliated to the Shivaji University, Kolhapur (SUK) have filed academic and administrative details for the ongoing All-India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE).The programme initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, aims to create a database of the large, diverse system of Higher education in the country.
The AISHE for the academic years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 are both currently under way, with different deadlines across the country. The survey focuses on enrollment at various levels, human resources, infrastructure, income and expenditure of all types of institutions engaged in higher education, offering courses on arts, science, agriculture, teachers’ education, management engineering, medical and nursing. The ministry has started collecting data for the academic year 2010-2011from last year. About 227 colleges filled information under the programme in 2013. According to the SUK officials, the data and information will be used in making important policy decisions and research for development in higher education section in the country. The non-sharing of details will not attract major action but it will certainly create difference between regular and updated colleges and irregular ones. The irregular colleges might also miss out on some opportunities and benefits of various assistance schemes of the central government.