Published: 07th November 2022
Karnataka: UDISE+ report reveals higher enrollment but fewer teachers in state government schools
Enrollment in private unaided recognised schools dropped from last year by almost two lakhs, from 53.17 lakh to 51.53 lakh
Enrolments in government schools across Karnataka have gone up, shows the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE+) report which was released by the Ministry of Education on November 3.
There are a total of 76,450 schools in the state, of which, 49,679 are government schools, 7,110 government aided and 19,650 private unaided recognised. In Karnataka, total enrollment across schools was 1.20 crore, up from last year’s figure of 1.18 crore, as stated in a report by The New Indian Express. Out of this, government school enrollment increased from 50.31 lakhs to 54.45 lakh, with over four lakh new enrollments. Meanwhile, enrollment in private unaided recognised schools dropped from last year by almost two lakhs, from 53.17 lakh to 51.53 lakh.
Drop in teachers in govt schools
But, for government schools, other figures offset the joy from enrollment statistics. Compared to the 2020-21 UDISE+ report, the number of teachers have dropped in government schools from 2.08 lakhs to 1.99 lakh, and the situation is the same for government aided schools, where the numbers have slid from 45,573 to 42,772. This has resulted in an increase in the Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR). At present, there are around 23 pupils against a teacher at the primary level compared to 21 last year, according to the report.