Enrolment in Delhi govt schools declining

The enrolment of students in Delhi government schools has seen a decline, even though the number of schools has increased from 2011-12 to 2018-19, according to official data released on Thursday.

Data shared by the Delhi government also showed that while the number of Municipal Corporation of Delhi-run schools decreased by 86 between 2011 and 2019, the number of private schools grew by 645 during the same period.

According to a government official, 16.53 lakh students enrolled in Delhi government schools in 2011-12, which grew to 17.01 lakh in 2014-15 when the Aam Aadmi Party came to power.

In 2015-16, the enrolments dropped to 16.70 lakh and further fell to 16.48 lakh in 2018-19.

The number of schools under the Delhi government, however, saw an increase from 1,160 in 2011-12 to 1,229 in 2018-19.