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Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
29 NOV 2021 4:29PM by PIB Delhi
Low Intake of Minority Students in Minority Schools

 

The National Commission for Protection of Child’s Rights (NCPCR) on impact of exemption under Article 15(5) w.r.t. Article 21A of the Constitution of India on education of children of Minority Communities released in March, 2021, after conducting a sample survey of minority schools has observed lower intake of minority students in few of the minority educational institutes across the country. The total enrolment of minority students has increased from 4,44,61,346 (17.90%) in 2018-19 to 4,75,43,853 (18.94%) in 2019-20.

There is no proposal to bring minority schools under RTE

The state-wise enrolment of minority students during last two years as per UDISE+ is at Annexure I.

Annexure I

State/UTs

All Minority Enrolment

% Minority Enrolment

2018-19

2019-20

2018-19

2019-20

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

21140

24713

30.64

36.27

Andhra Pradesh

679517

706731

8.64

8.69

Arunachal Pradesh

176662

184005

53.63

57.00

Assam

3012442

3192778

43.47

45.51

Bihar

3154146

3650510

12.97

14.79

Chandigarh

53218

46694

21.96

19.60

Chhattisgarh

221941

287031

3.91

5.06

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

3831

4614

4.66

5.42

Daman & Diu

5002

4770

12.68

11.78

Delhi

713477

736434

17.22

17.62

Goa

103046

114459

36.52

40.56

Gujarat

1131257

1186631

9.85

10.34

Haryana

559003

580752

10.05

10.27

Himachal Pradesh

66600

67059

4.85

4.93

Jammu & Kashmir

1451756

1416399

64.45

64.17

Jharkhand

975389

1312678

12.82

17.53

Karnataka

2011586

2112562

17.72

18.30

Kerala

2630957

2826815

45.23

48.38

Ladakh

NA

44132

-

94.11

Lakshadweep

11671

11394

99.97

99.87

Madhya Pradesh

901962

976371

5.74

6.19

Maharashtra

4699415

4735807

21.02

21.36

Manipur

351922

370499

55.12

57.51

Meghalaya

783528

877853

85.03

92.73

Mizoram

249834

263213

92.81

97.45

Nagaland

329388

337900

87.53

90.43

Odisha

322432

378384

3.98

4.92

Puducherry

40759

39506

17.05

16.44

Punjab

3134562

3142964

59.54

57.40

Rajasthan

1784562

1824990

10.84

10.88

Sikkim

93247

85948

73.39

70.08

Tamilnadu

1510601

1550380

12.40

12.86

Telangana

1044302

1089583

15.93

16.35

Tripura

173600

173150

24.42

24.63

Uttar Pradesh

6427794

7450075

14.57

16.42

Uttarakhand

365713

381650

15.73

16.31

West Bengal

5265084

5354419

31.87

31.51

INDIA

44461346

47543853

17.90

18.94

      Source: UDISE+

This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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