Higher education statistics and public information

Thursday 03 July 2014 - 00:00 to Friday 04 July 2014 - 00:00
India Habitat Center, New Delhi


This workshop will bring together prominent statisticians and policy makers to present the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), household surveys, classification of education institutions, student portals and classification of education programmes.

The workshop will be a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), the Planning Commission and UNESCO New Delhi, with active involvement of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and British Council. 

Aims and objectives

The workshop will bring together national and international expertise and experiences, and provides an opportunity to use an international context to provide a basis for national level dialogue. It will also provide a framework to collect relevant data. The aims of the event are to:

  1. Share the importance of standardisation of concept and definition of education statistics.
  2. Share and learn from international experiences of quality, coverage and use of education statistics; managing student portals; and classification of higher education institutes.
  3. Identify the key issues on the concept and definition between administrative and household surveys on education statistics and identify the next steps to harmonise this.
  4. Gain consensus among the different actors working / using education statistics for the concept, definition and other methodological issues.


Speakers at this event include:

  • Alison Allden, Chief Executive of Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
  • Dr Mark Gittoes, Lead Deputy in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Analytical Services Directorate and Head of Quantitative Analysis for Policy
  • Dr Ellie Clewlow, Head of Learning and Teaching Policy at HEFCE

Who should attend

There will be 80 to 100 participants from the government and non-government organisations producing and using higher education statistics in India and abroad. The participants will be from central and state government offices, research institutes, officers of the AISHE and private sectors working on disseminating and using higher education statistics.


For further information please contact Vishu Sharma:

Email: Vishu.sharma@britishcouncil.org

Telephone: +91 (11)  41497272