In a recently released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) by MHRD revealed that engineering is no longer the favourite stream of study among the students as enrolment to engineering undergraduate courses is declining.
The survey is conducted every year by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to provide an extensive and essential insight into the education trends of last few years. AISHE 2017-18 reported the low enrolment ratio of female students in institutes of eminence.
Enrolment in regular programme for B Tech has seen a declining trend in the past five years while that of B Sc has seen an increase.
In 2013-14, the enrollment in B Tech and BE course was 43,36,149 but in 2017-18, the same is 39,40,080 whereas in B Sc programme, the enrollment in 2013-14 was 35,79,526 and in 2017-18, it is 51,38,250.
There are other programmes which have seen an upward trend such as B Ed in which the enrolment rose from 559028 in 2013-14 to 810914 in 2016-17 and 1014882 in 2017-18.
BBA has witnessed a constant upward trend. The enrollment in regular BBA programme has increased from 3,17,024 in 2013-14 to 3,83,827 2016-17 to 4,24,785 in 2017-18.
B Com too has seen an upward trend and the enrollment has increased from 31,17,265 in 2013-14 to 35,48,572 in 2017-18.