Ministry of Human Resource Development had initiated an All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) in 2011 to prepare a sound database on Higher Education in the country. The survey covers all the institutions in the country engaged in imparting the higher education. It is getting updated from the annual data submitted by the institutions. India had a total of 1083811 teaching staffs in Higher Education. Out of which 657375 (60.7%) were male teachers and 426436 (39.3%) were Female teachers as on 2012-2013. Usually, Male teachers were more in number as compare to female teachers. But, there were Five States / UTs which had more female teachers than male teachers viz. Goa, Kerala, Meghalaya, Chandigarh and Delhi.
Among these five States / UTs, Goa was on the top with 12.4% more female teachers (1366) than male teachers (1065). Kerala had 12.3% more female teachers (21573) as compared to male teachers (16846). Meghalaya had 11.7% more female teachers (1335) as compared to male teachers (1055). Chandigarh had 5.1% more female teachers (1948) as compared to male teachers (1759). Delhi had 2.8% more female teachers (9081) as compared to male teachers (8592).