Indian student population records 30% jump, Muslims show impressive growth

The population of students in India (age group 5-19 years) has recorded a 30% jump over 10 years between 2001 and 2011, a report said on Friday.

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016, 10:39 AM IST
Indian student population records 30% jump, Muslims show impressive growth
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New Delhi: The population of students in India (age group 5-19 years) has recorded a 30% jump over 10 years between 2001 and 2011, a report said on Friday.

The Times of India reported that the jump, however, is not evenly distributed across religions.

Muslim students have recorded an increase of 44% - girl students in the same category have registered a notable 53% jump.

Now, 63% in the 5-19 years age group among Muslims are students.

However, the population of Hindu students in the said age group is still higher at 73%.

Jains, meanwhile, have the highest 88% students in the 5-19 age bracket, followed by Christians in second position.

The details have been derived from the freshly-released Census data.