How many colleges are there in India

According to the latest report on the All India Survey on Higher Education, there are 799 Universities, 39,701 colleges and 11,923 standalone institutions in India. Here are some more vital stats.

Number of Universities: 799

Number of Colleges: 39071

Number of Stand Alone Institutions: 11923

Number of private universities: 277

There are 459 General, 101 Technical, 64 Agriculture & Allied, 50 Medical, 20 Law, 11 Sanskrit and 7 Language Universities.

60% Colleges are located in rural areas. 11.1% Colleges are exclusively for Women.

78% Colleges are privately managed; 64% Private-unaided and 14% Private aided.

Source: All India Survey on Higher Education, 2015