About 3.4 crore people from among a total population of 8.4 crore in united Andhra Pradesh cannot read and write, have never attended school or college, as per Census 2011 report.
The report titled ‘Population attending educational institutions by age, sex and type of educational institution’ states that only 2.89 lakh students secured a certificate in teaching while those passing out with a medical degree stood much lower at 1.63 lakh. Agriculture and dairy stayed at the bottom of the chart with just about 11,000 students opting to major in these subjects.
As per experts, the reasons behind this is poor pay scales, lack of students and steep investments, say experts.
In the joint capital city of Hyderabad, the numbers were equally abysmal. While medicine managed to find 27,000 (approx) takers, teaching drew a poor 9,663 students. Agriculture, predictably, witnessed the lowest enrolment figure – 769. That the total number of graduates from the city stood at way over six lakhs, is another story.