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

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