BSc courses (47.3 lac chose in 2016-17) are now more popular than Engineering (41.6 lac) due to the following factors
Diversified science courses like computer, electronics & pharma
Low fees yet availability of good jobs
Equal job opportunity for science and engineering graduates
Dip in quality of engineering courses in second rate institutes.
Art (97.3 lac) continues to be the No.1 choice.
Commerce (40 lac), Medical (9.8 lac), Management (5.6 lac), Law (3.5 lac) are at No.4, 5,6,7 spots respectively. .
Data from Minister of HR Department.