Muslim children enrolment in primary schools increase

Enrolment of Muslim children in schools is improving in the country. Data from across 1.3 million recognised schools offering elementary education across 635 districts shows that


  • 13.48% muslim children have enrolled in 2009-10 compared to 10.49% in 2008-09.
  • Among states, with high muslim population have also generally shown better enrolments. Lakshdweep 99.4%, Jammu & Kashmir 66.9%, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and Karnataka enrolment rates are 30-37%, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and MP are around 11-4%.
  • Enrolments for SC/ST is 20.07% and ST 11.54%.


The report is brought out by National University of Educational Planning & Administration (NUEPA).


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