Established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) has the responsibility to carry out the annual web-based study. AISHE will examine India’s higher education position. All educational institutions will be included in this AISHE study which will include many categories that include:
• 1. Student Enrollment.
• 2. Programmes.
• 3. Teachers.
• 4. Education Finance.
• 5. Infrastructure.
• 6. Examination Results.
The results of this AISHE study will be used to assist with decisions related to policies and how to develop and improve India’s education system.
AISHE STUDY PURPOSE
The AISHE team have been issued with instructions to complete, and fully report, on the following two objectives.
• Clearly classify all of India’s higher education establishments.
• Record all the data for the six categories mentioned above, and any other relevant factors that the study throws up, for India’s higher education establishments.
AISHE INFORMATION COMPILATION
All the information gathered by AISHE will be prepared based on these groups:
• Infrastructure availability.
• Basic details of establishments.
• Accountability. This will include data related to receipts and expenditures.
• Scholarships, loans, and accreditation.
• Full instructor details.
• Full details related to non-teaching staff.
• Full examination results for all programmes.
• Details of all programmes carried out by all the higher education establishments.
• Details of all students engaged in these higher education programmes.
AISHE EXECUTION PROCESS
• All AISHE reports can be reviewed on the following Ministry websites: http://www.mhrd.gov.in or http://www.aishe.gov.in the AISHE portal.
• Excel formats are also available as an added feature for more detailed reports and analysis completed by the AISHE report team.
• The AISHE study team gather data in the certified arrangement as requested by the Higher Education Institutions (HEI).
• Nodal Officers, approved by the HEI, will be provided with user logins and passwords.
• The official name for the reports produced will be the AISHE reports.
Historical Findings and the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER)
• Sitting at the top of India’s GER table is said to be Tamil Nadu with forty-six point nine percent (46.9%) GER. At the opposite end of the table, with fourteen point nine percent (14.9%) GER is Bihar.
• The GER procedure has been put into practice to ascertain students enrollments aged between eighteen and twenty-three.
• By 2020 the GER higher education target plan is to achieve an average of thirty percent (30%) across the country.
• The scheme ratio is showing an upward trend. In 2010 / 2011 the GER stood at nineteen point four percent (19.4%) whereas in 2016 / 2017 this number increased to twenty-five point two (25.2%). If this trend continues the thirty percent (30%) target should be achieved.
• Other evidence supporting the upward trend is borne out by the ratio of gender representation. The Gender Parity Index (GPI) which has moved from point eighty-six percent (0.86) to point ninety-four (0.94). This clearly proves the increase in students opting for higher education in India.
• The studies are also proving a fantastic tool for all kinds of people, such as teachers, to gather data. A portal has also been implemented called ‘Gurujan’ to assist with this.
• Foreign student numbers are also part of the study and these numbers are on the increase. In 2015 / 2016 foreign students totalled forty-five thousand four hundred and twenty-four (45,424). In 2016 / 2017 this number increased to forty-seven thousand five hundred and seventy-five (47,575) with thirty-one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine (31,779) men and fifteen thousand seven hundred and ninety-six (15,796) women. Many of these students were from Nepal, Afghanistan, and Bhutan. Neighbouring countries with India.
• The AISHE study also examines and analyses the performances of all staff at all higher educational establishments across India.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR APPROVAL AUTHORITY
When an establishment makes an application to join the AISHE registration process the following steps are applicable.
• Step 1. Log into the official website http://aishe.nic.in/aishe/home#.
• Step 2. Click on ‘Know Your Approving Authority.’ Applicants will find this heading under quick links. Once this is selected the website will direct you to a new page.
• Step 3. Enter the role and state. Once this has been activated click on the search option where all the information about the establishment will be found.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR AISHE CODE
The steps for understanding your AISHE code are as follows.
• Step 1. Log into the official website: http://aishe.nic.in/aishe/home.
• Step 2. Click on ‘Know Your AISHE Code.’ Users will find this option under quick links. Once this has been activated the user will be directed to a new page.
• Step 3. This is where the establishment type, state, and district of the establishment needs to be entered. Once this has been activated all the information about the establishment will be found.