The Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education will touch 30 per cent by 2020 from the present level of 19 per cent, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Oscar Fernandes said here today.
"We will be able to send at least 30 per cent of our youth to universities by 2020," he said.
Fernandes said the GER had risen steadily to 18.5 to 19 per cent at present from a meagre seven per cent when the UPA government assumed office at the Centre.
Addressing students on the Graduation Day ceremony of Loyola College, he regretted that not even one Indian University figured in the top 100 universities of the world, which he attributed to lack of research. He assured the college all help in its endeavour towards excellence.
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