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India to have 30% enrolment ratio in higher education by 2020

Source : Times of India
April 15, 2013

CHENNAI: India aims to increase its gross enrolment ratio (GER) from 18.1% to 25.2% by 2017. "About 82% of the students in the age group 18 to 23 do not have access to higher education. This is because the 11th five year plan was the first plan to give importance to education," said Planning Commission member Narendra Jadhav.

 

Jadhav was talking at a national seminar on the quality of higher education and economic development at DG Vaishnav College, Chennai on Friday. "The 12th year plan looks to build on that. We will ensure that 10 million students have access to higher education. Around 3.3 million will have access to skill granting diplomas, one million will get open and distance education and the rest through expansion in degree programmes", said Jadhav. "By 2020, GER should be around 30%", he added.


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