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Educational Facts & Figures of Punjab

Updated on: Mar 4, 2013

Facts & Figures

Literacy Rates Comparison

Literacy Rate Male Female
General 75.63% 63.55%
SC / ST / OBC 49.82% 31.03%

District wise figures of literacy rate

State/ District Literacy Percentage 2001* Literacy Percentage 2001*
Total Population Rural Urban Total Males Females
Punjab 148,53,810 65.16 79.13 69.95 75.63 63.55
Gurdaspur 13,54,830 70.96 83.43 74.19 80.44 67.31
Amritsar 18,08,811 60.65 78.37 67.85 73.58 61.41
Fatehgarh Sahib 3,51,446 71.71 80.22 74.70 78.85 68.60
Firozpur 9,16,309 55.75 77.22 61.42 69.55 52.33
Ludhiana 20,42,846 72.88 79.42 76.54 80.19 72.11
Jalandhar 13,51,440 74.41 81.74 77.91 82.37 72.93
Kapurthala 4,86,659 70.57 79.63 73.56 78.66 67.90
Hoshiarpur 10,56,804 80.09 86.66 81.40 86.97 75.56
Mansa 3,11,895 47.56 71.23 52.50 59.12 45.07
Moga 4,96,338 61.18 74.84 63.94 68.40 58.96
Muktsar 3,96,030 54.10 71.63 50.67 65.94 50.57
Nawanshar 3,97,843 75.99 82.26 76.86 83.67 69.52
Rupnagar 7,63,330 74.51 86.60 78.49 84.43 71.74
Patiala 11,28,575 63.34 81.99 69.96 76.13 62.94
Sangrur 10,46,356 55.86 70.12 60.04 65.97 53.29
Bathinda 6,37,048 55.30 75.96 61.51 68.31 53.76
Faridkot 3,07,250 58.58 72.71 63.34 68.92 57.09

Note :- Exclude children in the age group 0-6 who weretreated as illiterates in the 2001 Census.

Number of Schools in Punjab in 2003-2004

Level of Schools State Govt. Non Government (Recognised ) including aided school Total No. of Schools
Primary schools 12972 422 12606
Middle schools 2353 157 2544
High schools 1739 410 2150
Sr. Secondary schools 1382 262 1092
Total 18924
Senior Secondary Schools having Academic and Vocational Streams out of Sr. No. 4 345 Nil 345

Total Enrolment as on 2002 (In Govt. & Non Govt. (Recognised Schools only)

Grand Total Boys Girls Total
Pre-Primary Dept. 17837 12781 30618
Primary Dept . . (I-V) 1000055 889958 1890013
Middle Dept. (VI-VII) 530196 477190 1007386
High Dept. (IX-X) 262578 239815 502393
Sr. Sec. Dept. (XI-XII) 156749 129922 286671
Grand Total 1967415 1749666 3717081

Infrastructure


Primary Schools
Number of Govt. And Non Govt. (Recognized) school and enrollment during the year 2002


District No. of full-fledged Primary schools Enrollment in full-fledged Pry
(Govt. & non Govt.School)
Amritsar 1417 238584
Bathinda 0429 98228
Faridkot 0238 47358
Fatehgarh Sahib 0450 44119
Ferozepur 1104 150382
Gurdaspur 1552 192017
Hoshiarpur 1263 117710
Jalandhar 0938 131481
Kapurthala 0536 49906
Ludhiana 1019 175693
Mansa 0291 60780
Moga 0368 75624
Mukatsar 0357 64057
Nawanshahar 0438 46630
Patiala 1147 130537
Ropar 0859 78217
Sangrur 0834 148964
TOTAL 14280 1850287

Middle Schools
Number of Govt. And Non Government (Recognized) school and enrollmentduring the year 2002

District No. of Middle School Enrollment in Middle School
Amritsar 270 32814
Bathinda 107 16422
Faridkot 093 8475
Fatehgarh Sahib 068 4327
Ferozepur 233 19271
Gurdaspur 255 18908
Hoshiarpur 187 15399
Jalandhar 180 15075
Kapurthala 113 6775
Ludhiana 210 19184
Mansa 86 6504
Moga 90 6151
Mukatsar 87 5786
Nawanshahar 92 5630
Patiala 169 16256
Ropar 117 9513
Sangrur 189 14629
TOTAL 2536 221119
Higher Secondary
Number of Government And Non Government (Recognized) school and enrollment during the year 2003-2004

District No. of High Schools Enrollment in High School
Amritsar 244 109679
Bathinda 122 46406
Faridkot 060 17183
Fatehgarh Sahib 044 18267
Ferozepur 122 52868
Gurdaspur 206 79234
Hoshiarpur 175 63819
Jalandhar 193 69332
Kapurthala 082 27631
Ludhiana 218 81723
Mansa 053 14201
Moga 095 26916
Mukatsar 088 1673
Nawanshahar 072 22900
Patiala 159 64230
Ropar 104 43845
Sangrur 195 69832
TOTAL 2242 809739

Senior Secondary

Number of Government And NonGovernment. (Recognized) school and enrollmentduring the year 2003-2004

District No of Senior Secondary Enrolment in Senior Secondary
Amritsar 192 108270
Bathinda 087 38650
Faridkot 033 23904
Fatehgarh Sahib 043 19931
Ferozepur 107 61786
Gurdaspur 167 95026
Hoshiarpur 114 50910
Jalandhar 171 99255
Kapurthala 062 25921
Ludhiana 206 130364
Mansa 045 14729
Moga 084 31397
Mukatsar 070 21461
Nawanshahar 052 16323
Patiala 114 72764
Ropar 080 40054
Sangrur 119 51169
TOTAL 1748 901914

List of colleges affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh as on 6.10.2005


Category Colleges situated in the state of Punjab Colleges situated in Chandigarh Total
  Private Govt. Private Govt.  
Arts, Science & Commerce 70 14 6 5 95
Education 39 - 2 1 42
Physical Education 2 - - 2 2
Engineering & Technology - - - 2 2
Design & fine Arts - - - 2 2
Oriental 1 - - - 1
Medical - - 2 3 5
Law 1 - - - 1
Grand Total 113 14 10 13 150

Number of Students Admitted for the session 2004–2005

P.U. Campus Boys Girls Total
Arts 838 1309 2147
Science 625 1064 1689
Commerce 232 135 367
Professional 1346 794 2140
Deptt. of Corr. Studies 9554 4735 14289
Evening Studies 971 106 1077
Regional Centre, Muktsar 273 111 384
Regional Centre, Ludhiana 44 22 66
V.V.B.I.S. & I.S. Hoshiarpur 38 20 58

Affiliated Colleges

Courses Boys Girls Total
Under-Graduate Courses 41243 54347 95590
Post Graduate Courses 2368 5110 7478
Grand Total 57532 67753 125285

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