Science not popular among SC, ST pupils : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Science not popular among SC, ST pupils

Science not popular among SC, ST pupils

Photo for representational purpose only. - File photo



Tribune News Service

Karam Prakash

New Delhi, May 31

Science is not the preferred stream in Class XI for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students across the country, according to a study conducted by the Union Education Ministry.

The study, which is an assessment of Class X and XII board exam results, noted that 37 per cent of SC students and 30 per cent of ST students opted for science against the overall percentage of 47.

Humanities remained the most preferred stream for SC and ST students, it said.

Around 48 per cent of SC students and 57.3 per cent of ST pupils chose Humanities. The commerce stream remained the last option for them.

Among SC and ST students, girls surpassed boys in choosing the Arts stream. Meanwhile, the number of SC and ST girls opting for the science stream is fewer than that of boys.

The ministry, in its report, has said science and Humanities were the most popular streams over the past 10 years. “Students opting for science and Arts have increased from 31 per cent in 2012 to more than 40 per cent in 2022. The commerce stream has stagnated, with only 14 per cent students opting for it,” reads the report.

Meanwhile, 35 lakh students who enrolled in Class X in 2021-22 did not progress to Class XI, according to the report. Of them, 27.5 lakh flunked and 7.5 lakh students did not appear for the Class X examinations.

Prefer arts stream: Education ministry

  • Humanities remains the most preferred stream for SC and ST students; 48% of SC and 57.3% of ST pupils choose Arts
  • Science and Humanities are the most popular streams over the past 10 years; commerce has stagnated, with only 14% students opting for it

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.


Top News

‘Close ally’ Japan set to sanction Indian firms for trade ties with Russia

‘Close ally’ Japan set to sanction Indian firms for trade ties with Russia

Japan opts to toe position maintained by America on Ukraine ...

Willing to work with India, says Trudeau after meeting Modi

Willing to work with India, says Justin Trudeau after meeting PM Modi at G7 Summit in Italy

The meeting, which took place in Apulia, southern Italy, is ...

Punjab drug overdose: 14 deaths in 14 days

Punjab drug overdose: 14 deaths in 14 days

Unending menace: In June 2018, a similar crisis had hit Punj...

After Mohan Bhagwat’s barbs, RSS to regroup with BJP for UP Assembly bypoll battle

After Mohan Bhagwat’s barbs, RSS to regroup with BJP for UP Assembly bypoll battle

Sangh leader had flagged the need for humility

Amit Shah to review J&K security today, 3rd meet in three days

Amit Shah to review J-K security situation today, 3rd meet in three days

The first J-K review was held by PM Narendra Modi on Thursda...


Cities

View All