GUWAHATI: Assam has ranked fifth in the percentage female students enrolled in nursing courses in the country.
According to All India Survey on Higher Education 2019-20, shares of female students enrolled in nursing courses are approximately 100% in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry and Sikkim. It is followed by Assam with 97.4%.
The shares in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are 95 and 94.1% respectively.
The total enrolment in nursing course is 3.07 lakh out of which approximately 85.4% are female students and 14.6% are male students. Top 5 States namely Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal constitute 60.5% of the students out of the total students enrolled in India for nursing. Karnataka has the highest number of students enrolled in nursing courses with 55,338 students, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 54,933 students, Maharashtra with 37,111 students, Andhra Pradesh with 22,584 students and West Bengal with 15,886.