Published On: Thu, May 24th, 2012

India Intends to Increase Enrollment in Higher Education

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Education is a trillion dollar industry worldwide and is attracted by the prospects of liberalization and globalization in every respective country. Education industry in India is too emerging as a global hub in the area of higher education. With reference to the importance of education, India is intended to increase the enrollment of higher education. According to the Pratibha Patil, the President of India, during her visit at the sixth convocation of the Mizoram University remarked that “Higher education has been accorded priority in our country. It is our aim to increase gross enrollment ratio in higher education to 30 percent by the year 2020, which means almost tripling the enrollment from the present 14 million to about 40 million”. Various universities of the country, which are already existing and the new ones, will be assigned the tasks for achieving this target. Various periodic short-term as well as specialized courses as per their feasibility into different states, on relevant issues like floriculture, mushroom cultivation and medical plants can be started by Universities having such expertise.

It is also important that the university creates a certain awareness of the adverse impact of climate change and encourages people to adopt energy efficient and eco-friendly measures. Further, terming the faculty members the university’s lifeblood, she said that faculty members should act like a friend and must always be ready to give advice and guidance to the students, so that they face the challenges at the best.