At 4.9%, Muslim representation among teachers in higher educational institutions in India is much lower than the community’s proportion in India’s population (14.2%), going by the recently released All India Survey on Higher Education for 2016-17.
The representation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is also lower than the populations of the two categories. While the survey, done by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, shows the representation of SCs at 8.3% of the total number of teachers in higher educational institutions, ST representation is 2.2%. The SCs account for 16.6% of India’s population and STs about 8.6%.
“At the all-India level, teachers belonging to the general category are more than half, that is, 58.2% of the total number of teachers in India; OBCs follow at 31.3%,” says the survey report.
Source: The Hindu