150 New Universities Established in Last Three Years, Gujarat Tops List

Published: | August 03, 2018
150 New Universities Established in Last Three Years, Gujarat Tops List

MHRD informed Rajya Sabha that the government has established 150 new universities and 1,575 new colleges across the country in the last three years. Gujarat topped the list in terms of new universities while Uttar Pradesh topped in terms of the number of new colleges.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) informed that the government has set up 150 new universities in the last three years. Among all the states, Gujarat topped the list with 19 new universities followed by Madhya Pradesh with 16. In the year 2015-16, eight new universities were established in Gujarat followed by seven in 2016-17 and four in 2017-18. Majority of these universities belong to the private sector, clarified by HRD Ministry.

New Universities Approved by Government in Last Three Years:

As per the UGC data, here is the year wise number of new universities established by the government. The data includes only the number of new universities approved in the last three years.

Academic Year

Total No. of New Universities Established

2015-16

49

2016-17

44

2017-18

57

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State-Wise New Universities Established by Government in Last Three Years:

Here is the list of the number of new universities established by the government in various states across the country. The data includes only the number of new universities approved in the last three years across various states.

Name of the State

Total No. of New Universities in Last Three Years

Gujarat

19

Madhya Pradesh

16

Uttar Pradesh

13

Maharashtra

12

Karnataka

11

Rajasthan

10

Jharkhand

08

Odisha

08

State-Wise Number of New Colleges Established in Last Three Years:

The UGC data reveals that 1,575 new colleges were included in the list of UGC in the last three years. Here is the list of the number of new colleges established in various states in the last three years.

Name of the State

Total No. of New Colleges in Last Three Years

Uttar Pradesh

626

Karnataka

161

Maharashtra

157

Tamil Nadu

97

Andhra Pradesh

66

Chhattisgarh

60

West Bengal

55

Rajasthan

49

Madhya Pradesh

45

Odisha

41

Gujarat

27

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Even though Gujarat tops in terms of the number of new universities, the state is far away from other states in terms of new colleges in the last three years.

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