EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, October 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India

Enrolment in varsities show decline
V.P. Prabhakar
HE interest for higher studies shown by women is encouraging, reflecting a healthy trend in society. This can be gauged from the fact that the enrolment of women students for higher education is on the increase every year. The percentage of women students in the total enrolment was 37.65 last year as compared to 35.5 in 2000-2001.



Enrolment in varsities show decline
V.P. Prabhakar

THE interest for higher studies shown by women is encouraging, reflecting a healthy trend in society. This can be gauged from the fact that the enrolment of women students for higher education is on the increase every year. The percentage of women students in the total enrolment was 37.65 last year as compared to 35.5 in 2000-2001.

The higher education system has witnessed a 13-fold increase in the number of universities, a 25-fold increase in the number of colleges and a 30-fold increase in the enrolment of students since Independence.

There are 193 universities, 47 deemed universities and five other institutions established through state and Central legislation and nearly 12,342 colleges, including 1500 (12.3 per cent) women colleges in the country, in addition to the unrecognised institutions existing in the higher education sector.

The figures in 2000-2001 stood at 189 universities, 42 deemed to be universities and five institutions set up through state and central legislation and nearly 11,381 colleges, including 1520 women colleges.

The annual report of the Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, has not explained the reason for the number of women colleges going down by 20 in the year 2001-2002.

At the beginning of the academic session 2001-2002, the total number of students enrolled for the courses and the universities and colleges was 80 lakh (11 lakh in the university departments and 69 lakh in the affiliated colleges). The number of students in 2000-2001 was 77.34 lakh (12.77 lakh in university departments and 64.57 lakh in affiliated colleges).

An analysis of these statistics show that while the enrolment in the universities has shown a decline, it has gone up in colleges. There was a decline of 1.77 lakh students in the university departments, whereas 4.43 lakh more students entered the colleges. This was possible, perhaps, due to more colleges being opened in semi-rural areas in 2001-2002.

Eightythree per cent of the total enrolment in 2001-2002 was concentrated in the three faculties of arts (42 per cent), science (20 per cent) and commerce (21 per cent), while the remaining was absorbed by professional faculties.

Enrolment at the degree level in 2001-2002 was 71.07 (88.83 per cent), at the postgraduate level 7.63 lakh (9.54 per cent) and the remaining at research and diploma/certificate levels.

About 88.70 per cent of all undergraduate students and 93.38 per cent of all postgraduate students were in affiliated colleges, and the remaining in university departments. About 90 per cent of the total research students were in the university departments.

The enrolment of women students at the beginning of the academic year 2001-2002 was 30.12 lakh at all levels as compared to 27.42 lakh in 2000-2001. This accounts for 37.65 per cent of the total enrolment against 35.5 per cent one year earlier.

The enrolment of women students in 2001-2002 was the highest in Goa (56.70 per cent) followed by Kerala (55.9 per cent) and lowest in Bihar (24.41 per cent). However, Kerala was number one in this respect in 2000-2001 with 53.9 per cent enrolment. Eightyseven per cent of the total women students enrolled were in the non-professional faculties of arts, commerce and science and the remaining 13 per cent in professional faculties.

The number of research degrees awarded by the universities (position as on January 1, 2000) was 11,067. Out of the total number of research degrees awarded, the faculty of arts had the highest number with 4231 degrees, followed by the faculty of sciences with 3832 degrees. These two faculties together accounted for 73 per cent of the total number of doctoral degrees awarded.

While the strength of the teaching faculty in universities remained almost stagnant in 2001-2002, it went up by 44,000 in the colleges. This was also because the number of colleges increased in 2001-2002. The strength of teachers in the universities, according to the annual report of the department, remained at 79,000 in two years of 2000-2002.

The number of teachers in colleges went up from 2.72 lakh in 2000-01 to 3.16 lakh in 2001-2002. The total teaching strength in both universities and colleges increased to 3.95 lakh in 2001-02 from 3.51 lakh in 2000-01. Out of the university teachers, 24 per cent are professors, 31 per cent are readers/associate professors, 43 per cent senior lecturers/lecturers and the rest tutors/demonstrators.

In affiliated colleges 35 per cent senior lecturers, 63 per cent are lecturers and the rest are tutors/demonstrators.

To promote research, the University Grants Commission has been providing financial assistance to teachers working in or having retired from the universities and colleges to undertake an intensive and in-depth studies in specific areas.

An amount of Rs 22.13 crore was released to the new ongoing and old major research projects by the UGC and Rs 3.28 crore to the new, ongoing and old minor research projects by its regional offices.

During 2000-01, the UGC approved as many as 886 major research projects in humanities and social sciences, including languages (275), science (472) and engineering technology (139) and about 1300 minor research projects in humanities and social sciences and sciences.



Armed Forces

Nov 25 Diving School, INS Venduruthy, Naval Base, Kochi 682004 (Ker)

Commercial Diving Course (10 wks, conducted by Indian Navy)

Elig: Indian males, Cl X (50%) or Cl XII. Fluent in Hindi/Eng. Good swimming skills. Age: 18-28 yrs (on 1 Jan ‘03).

Selectn: Vetting of appln; Aptitude Test & Screening.

Appln F: Send appln in prescribed format with Rs 4800/- (admin & screening charges) by crossed DD favouring “Officer-in-charge, Diving School, Kochi” with reqd docs to the Officer-in-Charge at above add.

Course Fee: Rs. 85,000/- + Board & Lodge extra.

Dec 15 Indian Air Force

Recruitment of Engg & MSc Students:

Officers in the Technical Branch Under University Entry Scheme (UES) as:

Aeronautical Engineers

1) Electron br

2) Mech br

Elig: Indian, unmarried (18-28 yrs) or married (Above 25-yrs), males.

For 1: BE/BTech (55%) in Electron/Telecom/Electl/Electl Comm/Electron & Comm/Instru/Comp Sc & Engg or com of these subjs or

BTech Radio Phys & Electron/Optics & Opto Electron/PG Deg Phys (Electron)/Elect/Comp Sc/Comp Appln/MCA/MSc Tech (Electron & Radio Engg)/AMIE/AMIETE/AASI.

For 2: BE/BTech (55%) in Aero/Mech/Prodn/Indl Prodn or

AMIE or Associate Membership of ASI with Gr I (Des & Prodn) or Gr II (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul) subjs.

Selctn: Engg Knowledge Test, Psychol Tests, Group Tests & Interview.

Appln F: Website.


Nov 8 IIT - Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302

1) PhD: Engg & Tech; Sc; Arch & Plang; Humanities & Soc Sc; Bus Mgt.

2) Res Associateship: Engg & Tech; Sc; Arch; Humn & Soc Sc; Bus Mgt.

Elig: For 1: BTech/BE/BArch/MSc/MBA, GATE Score, (MA with NET Score)/MTech/ME/MCP/MBM.

For 2: PhD, Age: below 45-yrs.

Appln F: Send Rs 250/- by DD favouring “IIT-Kharagpur” payable at SBI (Code-0202) to Asst Registrar (PT&R) at above add by 1 Nov.

For 1: with self add env (30 x 22 cms).

For 2: with hand written appln on plain paper, CV, list of publn.


Nov 15 All India Management Association-Centre for Management Services (AIMA-CMS), Management House, 14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi 110003

Ph: 4617354/7355/8107/8127

PhD (Bus Admin) (Corresp)

(Recog: Aligarh Muslim Univ)

Elig: PG Deg (55%; 50% at UG) OR BE/BTech/LLB/CA/CWA (55%), 5-yr wk ex or 3-yr teaching ex.

Selectn: R-MAT: Dec 1.

Appln F: Send Rs 850/- by DD favouring “AIMA-CMS” payable at New Delhi to above add or from AIMA Nodal centres.

Nov 25 Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade (Deemed Univ) , School of International Business Management, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016

Ph: 6857908

Exec Masters in Intnl Bus (3-sem)

Elig: PG Deg/BE+2/3-yr wk ex OR UG Deg+5-yr wk ex.

Selectn: Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs 800/- by DD favouring “Indian Institute of Foreign Trade” payable at New Delhi at above add or download from website.

Dec 6 School of Management Sciences, GT Rd, Mohansarai-Mughalsarai Bypass, PO Bachhaon, Varanasi

PG Mgt Prog (2-yr; FT)

Elig: UG Deg.

Selectn: CAT-2002 scores; GD & Interview

Appln F: Send Rs 550/- by DD favouring “School of Management Sciences” payable at Varnasi at the above add.


Nov 15 D/o Science & Technology (M/o Sc & Tech), Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Rd, New Delhi 110016

Swarnajayanti Fellowships

Elig: Indians with PhD (Sc/Engg)/ME/MTech/MD (Med) and original res in Sc & Tech. Age: 30-40 yrs (on 31 Dec).

Appln F: Website

Nov 15 M/o Science & Technology, D/o of Biotechnology, GoI, Block 2 (6th Fl), CGO Complex, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi 110003

Email: [email protected]

National Women Bioscientist Awards-2002

Elig: Women scientists working in Biol/Biotech, below 45-yrs.

Appln F: Send in prescribed format.

Details: See leading newspapers.

CARING (Career Guidance India), New Delhi.


Pervin Malhotra, Director, CARING (Career Guidance India), New Delhi.


Red Alert !!

Armed Forces

Oct 30 ADG Rtg, 10+2 (TES) Entry, West Block-III, RK Puram, New Delhi 110066

10+2 Technical Entry Scheme


Nov 1 Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076 /

Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED-2003).

Master of Design Prog (2-yr)

(at IIT-B ‘bay/Del/Kanpur & IISc-B’lore).

Nov 8 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) - 2003

(For admission to PG courses in colleges & instts with MHRD Scholarship/Assistanship for Engg/Tech/Arch/Pharm)



Nov 1 Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), PB No. 60, Anand-388001 (Guj) /

1) PG Prog in Rural Mgt (2-yr)

2) Fellow Prog in Rural Mgt (3-yr)

(Mgt of Co-op; Agri/Rural Mktg; Rural Eco & Natural Resources Mgt; Dev Mgt & Water & Irrig Mgt).


Oct 29 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh 160012

1) 1st yr Jr Residents (MD/MS)

2) 1st Yr Jr Residents (House Job) - Oral Health Sc

3) DM/MCh

4) PhD

5) MSc Med Tech

6) Post MD

Cert (Cytopathol/Medical Biotech)

7) MSc (Pharmacol)


Oct 31 Staff Selection Commission

Combined Main (Graduate Level) Exam 2001

At 9 centres (incldg Del, M’bai, B’lore, Ch’grh, H’bad) for recruitment of SI’s in Del Police (114 posts) & CBI (24 posts)

Oct 31 Naval Dockyard, Shahid Bhagat Singh Rd, Mumbai 400023

Apprenticeship Training (for ITI students)

1) 1-yr Trg: Fitter/Ref & A/C Mech/Machinist/Turner/Electro Plater/Welder/Painter/Cutting & Tailoring/Instrument Mech;

2) 2-yr Trg: Carpenter/Diesel Mech/Electrician/Millwright Maint Mech/Electron/Mech/ Radio & TV Mech/Plumber


Nov 06 Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai-131029, Distt Sonipat (Har)

Admissions of:

1) Cl IV (Main entry)

2) Outstanding Sportspersons Category

3) Cl V-IX (Lateral Entry)

(Appln Deadline 10 Apr ‘03 for Cl 11 only)


Nov 1 Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, Fursatganj Airfield, Raebareli 2629302 (UP)

Ph: (05313) 202096/97/ 202808

CPL (18-mth) & BSc (Aviation, 3-yr, CSJM Univ, Kanpur)

Nov 2 Regional Institute of English, Sec 32-C, Chandigarh

PG Certificate in Teaching of English (4-Mth)

University (Distance)

Oct 30 Guru Ghasidas University, Institute of Distance Education, Bilaspur 495009 (Chhatt)

1) BCA, BBA, BSc (IT) (3-yr)

2) BJMC, B Lib I Sc (1-yr)

3) PG Dip (Comp Appln; e-Com; SW Engg; Busi Mgt; Mktg Mgt; Ind Rel & LW&PM, 1-yr)

4) M Lib I Sc (1-yr)

Oct 30 Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Institute of Distance Education, Sagar 470003 (MP)

1) MLISc

2) BLISc

3) Master of Comm & Journalism

4) Bachelor of Comm & Journalism

5) PG Dip (Environ Mgt; Mktg Mgt; Personnel Mgt; Crimonol & Police Admin)

Oct 31 Bangalore University, D/o Correspondence Courses & Distance Education, Central College Campus, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore 560001

Ph: 080-2211232/2272787

1) Open Univ:

BA; BCom; MA (Kan/Eng/Telugu/Urdu/Hist/Eco/Sociol/Hin/Pol Sc/Philo); MCom.

2) Corresp Courses:

BA; BCom; BBM; BEd; MA (Kan/Eng/Hin/Urdu/Telugu); MA (Hist/Eco/Pol Sc/Sociol); MA (Philo); MCom; MSc (Maths).

3) PG Dip:

PM; Bus Admin; Mktg Mgt; Transl in Hindi.

4) External Courses:

MA (Sans/French)

5) Dip:

Appld Nutri & Diet

6) Cert:

Kan; Nutri & Diet



Lesson in English
By W.L. Gordon

Words often misused:

Do not say, “Neither he or she have any plans on how to bring this to a final conclusion”, Say, “Neither he NOR she HAS any plans...” and omit “final”.

Often mispronounced:

Splenetic (peevishly malicious). Pronounce as sple-net-ick with accent on the second syllable.

Often misspelled:

Gamble - to play for money.

Gambol - to cut capers.


Support (verb) - uphold, sustain, assist, second, defend, further, foster, cherish, endorse.

Word study:

“Use a word three times and it is yours”. Let us increase our vocabulary by mastering one word each week.

Today’s word: Mollify (verb) - to subdue, as in rage; to ease the anger of E.g. “The referee attempted to mollify the two teams.”

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