​Higher Education Sector- Past Years

2011/12

Number of universities: 642

Number of colleges: 34,852

Source: Ministry of Human Resource and Development, 2016


2009/10

Number of universities:532

Number of colleges: 25,951

Source: Association of Indian Universities (AIU)


2008/09

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international:12,376,718

Source: Association of Indian Universities (AIU)


2006/07

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international:11,612,505

Source: Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

2005/06

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international:11,028,020

Source: Association of Indian Universities (AIU)


2004/05

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international:9,954,000

Source: Association of Indian Universities (AIU)


2004

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international:11,852,936

Source: Association of Indian Universities (AIU)