NCMEI Has Given Minority Certificates To 13,602 Education Institutions; 55% Run By Christians

The National Commission for Minority Educational institutions (NCMEI) has granted Minority Status Certificate to 13,602 education institutions run by the management belonging to six religious minority communities notified as such by the National Commission for Minorities (NCM). Out of these, 7,550 institutions i.e. over 55 per cent are run by Christians, 5,153 institutions are run by Muslims, 300 institutions by Sikhs, 63 institutions by Buddhists, 522 institutions by Jains and 14 institutions by the management belonging to Parsi community.

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi provided this information while responding to a question by Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha Rakesh Sinha.

The minister further told that as per 2019-20 data from Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE), a database on schools in India developed by the Ministry of Education, there are 50,536 minority schools in the country. Out of these, 27,259 schools are run by Muslim community, 15,808 schools by Christians, 1,140 schools by Jains, 720 schools by Buddhists, 600 schools by Buddhists and 126 by Parsis.

On the question of government aid to minority institutions, the minister said that the ministry doesn’t keep community-wise data.

#MinorityInstitutions #ChristianInstitutions #EducationInstitutions #Minority #Education

Subscribe to Swarajya on YouTube.

Get a Swarajya subscription: