From the current percentage to be 25.4 per cent, the University Grants Commission aims to hike the Gross Enrolment Ratio to 30 per cent in Higher Education, by the upcoming year 2020, confirms UGC Chairman, DP Singh.
GER has been defined as the ratio of the total number of students admissions in the age group of 18-23 to the total number of students lying in that age group.
The UGC Chairman also believes that the UGC has marked particular methodologies to enhance the quality of education.
The reporters of the Hindu Business Line were told by Singh that, the enrolment of students in higher education stepped up to 3.77 crores in the year 2017-18. The Gross Enrolment Ratio escalated to 25.4% in 2017-18, whilst the target is to achieve 30 per cent in 2020.
“The objectives which the UGC has singled out in order to enhance the quality of education in higher education system are by incorporating regular revision of course with particularly specified learning results and soft skills, making the youth capable to achieve employment, building a connection with the outside market trends, providing the students well qualified teachers, certification to make sure qualitative self-improvement in HEI’s,” said Singh.
Advancements in Innovation and Research
Mr Singh also acknowledged us that the Ministry of Human Resources Development(HRD) and the UGC organised a national conference for three days in the city of Pune to converse over the topic of innovation and research in the domain of higher education and as a result adopted 10 worthy resolutions.
Some of those included in the resolutions are, aiming to achieve the UGC quality mandate in affiliated institutions as well as universities by 2020, endorsing and executing outcome-based learning curriculum structure, improving productivity in research and enhancing vocation in higher education by taking part in the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme(NAPS).
The conference authorities also focussed on the need to refine the students and to drive them eager to participate in social along with economic upliftment of the community by selecting at least five villages under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan, and also to seek for the intelligent and clean campus by 2020, the experts said.