How many medical colleges are there in India?

As per the Medical Council of India, there are 544 medical colleges in India that offer an MBBS course.

Of these, 57 medical colleges are privately managed, 232 are managed by the Government and 250 are managed by trusts or societies.

49% of all the medical colleges in India are found in just 5 states (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh). Below is a state-wise total of medical colleges.

StateNumber of medical colleges
Tamil Nadu54
Andhra Pradesh51
Uttar Pradesh50
West Bengal19
Madhya Pradesh18
Himachal Pradesh6
Andaman Nicobar Islands6
Jammu & Kashmir4
Arunachal Pradesh1
Grand Total544

Source: Medical Council of India

With this infrastructure, India can admit upto 68004 students every year for the MBBS course. The quality of these colleges are controlled by the Medical Council of India, which conducts regular inspections and grants approvals for courses & intakes.

Know how many mutual funds are there in India?

There are 47 registered Asset Management Companies (AMCs) in India that offer little more than 3200 different schemes. (AMFI – Aug 2018)

As of Q2 2018, the total assets under management (AMU) are about INR 2,34,0361.6496 crores with the top 10 AMCs cornering more than 80% of the market share.

% of AUM by various AMC – Q2 2018, AMFI

ICICI Mutual Fund and HDFC Mutual Fund are the two largest AMCs in India responsible for more than 26% of the AMU — about INR 6,00,000 crore.

Top 10 AMCs

These funds are further subdivided into 10 categories with Income & Equity based funds become the top 2 categories accounting for more than 60% of the assets under management. 

CategoryAverge AUM (Crore)
Equity (other than ELSS)704764
Liquid/ Money Market484167
Equity – ELSS84,069
Other ETF78,868
Infrastructure Debt Fund2,119
Fund of Fund investing overseas1,575

Source: AMFI

Data Source: AMFI

Renewable Energy Production In India

As of Sep 2017, the renewable energy production capacity of India stands at 61688.96 MW. The breakup is as follows:

  1. Wind Energy: 53%
  2. Solar Energy: 24.8%
  3. Bio Energy: 14.6%
  4. Small Hydro: 7.15%
  5. Others: . 45%

A detailed breakup of the various sources is as follows

Programme/ Scheme wise Physical Progress in 2017-18 & cumulative upto the month of September, 2017
Sector FY- 2017-18 Cumulative Achievements
Target Achievement (April – September, 2017) (as on 30.09.2017)
Wind Power 4000 420.88 32700.64
Solar Power – Ground Mounted 9000 2348.81 13981.64
Solar Power – Roof Top 1000 134.22 790.22
Small Hydro Power 200 9.7 4389.55
BioPower (Biomass & Gasification and Bagasse Cogeneration) # 340 0 8181.7
Waste to Power 10 0 114.08
Total 14550 2913.61 60157.83
Waste to Energy 15 3.21 174.29
Biomass(non-bagasse) Cogeneration 60 9.5 661.41
Biomass Gasifiers 7.5 0.92 163.37
Aero-Genrators/Hybrid systems 0.5 0.14 3.29
SPV Systems 100 66.23 528.77
Total 183 80 1531.13

Source: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

3 Incredibly Useful Resources If You Are Building or Scaling A Startup

1) Masters of Scale podcast by Reid Hoffman
Hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman this podcast delves into the stories of how companies grow from zero to a gazillion. The series unfolds like a music-infused detective story as Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders.
This show features a lot of important lessons from founders and executives who have created successful companies and scaled ideas. The fact that these are contemporary companies makes them all the more relevant.
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2) Stanford Graduate School of Business on Youtube
This Youtube channel is a fantastic repository of talks from accomplished leaders from various businesses over time. Whatever topic you are seeking inspiration, ideas or resources on, you can probably find them here.
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3) StartupSchool РMOOC by YCombinator
The first batch of this online course is over but the lectures are available for access and believe me, it is a treasure trove, especially if you are just starting up.
The lessons are taught by entrepreneurs and industry leaders with the aim of teaching people about how to start a startup, and equip them with the resources and tools to help prepare them now and in the future.
Check it out here.

How many colleges are there in India

According to the latest report on the All India Survey on Higher Education, there are 993 Universities, 39931 Colleges and 10725 Stand Alone Institutions. Here are some more vital stats.
Number of Universities: 993
Number of Colleges: 39931
Number of Stand Alone Institutions: 10725
Number of private universities: 298
There are 548 General, 142 Technical, 63 Agriculture & Allied, 58 Medical, 23 Law, 13 Sanskrit and 9 Language Universities.
60.53% Colleges are located in Rural Area. 11.04% Colleges are exclusively for women.
77.8% Colleges are privately managed; 64.3% Private-unaided and 13.5% Private-aided.
Source: All India Survey on Higher Education, 2019

Higher Education in India 2015-16

The recently released data from the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), 2015-16 shows a fascinating picture on the status of college education in India. Out of the 799 Universities, 39071 colleges and 11923 Stand Alone Institutions identified by AISHE, 754 Universities, 33903 Colleges and 7154 Stand Alone Institutions have responded during the survey. [Data Source]
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Total enrolment in higher education has been estimated to be 34.6 million with 18.6 million boys and 16 million girls. Girls constitute 46.2% of the total enrolment. ¬†Here’s how the gender ratio varied between the various courses offered by colleges across India.

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Gender ratio across the field of study offered by colleges across India.
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2656 Colleges were established in the year 2008.

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Top 10 courses in India by the number of students enrolled in them.


IPOs in 2017

11 Indian companies have gone public so far in 2017, raising a total of over Rs. 6,500 crore.
ipo 2017
All most all the companies were oversubscribed, with two companies — CDSL & DMart — being oversubscribed by more than a 100 times. The current value of these companies is approximately Rs. 9,300 crores (an increase of 42%. Some companies are yet to be listed)

Company Number of times oversubscribed
BSE 51.22
MBL 39.67
D Mart 104.59
CLEducate 1.9
Shankara 41.88
S Chand 59.49
Hudco 79.53
PSP 8.58
Tejas 1.88
Eris 3.29
CDSL 170.16

If one takes the over-subscriptions into account, investors bid more than Rs.¬†403650 into the market bidding for these shares (12% more than India’s Defence Budget for 2017 – 18).
Here’s a live tracker of how the companies are performing vis-a-vis listing

Analysis of India's Commodity Exports in 2016 – 17

In the year 2016-17, India exported commodities to 233 countries, with a total value of over 17 lakh crore rupees.
Out of the 233 countries, the top 10 countries accounted for more than 50% of the exports. A quarter of the Indian commodities were exported to just United States of America and United Arab Emirates.
During this year, India exported commodities across 168 different categories, lead by petroleum products. The following 13 commodities make up more than 50% of the exports.
Some commodities like Drug products were exported to more than 200 countries. Check out which category of products were exported to how many countries in the graph below.