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India to Double Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education and employability of the students next five years

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New Delhi:  In accordance with the decision of the Prime Minister for finalizing a five-year vision plan for each Ministry, the Department of Higher Education of HRD Ministry has finalized and released a five-year vision plan named Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP).

This report has been prepared after a detailed exercise done by the Experts covering the following ten areas:

Group Number             Group Focus                   Chair Person

Group 1:  Strategies for expanding access       Shri Hasmukh Adhia, Chancellor, Central University Gujarat

Group 2: Towards global best teaching/learning process , Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Chancellor, Central University of Rajasthan & former Secretary, Dept of Space; former Chairman – ISRO

Group 3 : Promoting Excellence,  Shri Pawan Goenka, Chairman, BoG, IIT Madras

Group 4:  Governance reforms, Prof M S Ananth, Chairman, National Testing Agency (NTA)

Group 5: Assessment, Accreditation & Ranking systems, Prof Surendra Prasad, former Director, IIT Delhi

Group 6:  Promotion of research & innovation, Dr. Vijaya Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to PM

Group 7: Employability & entrepreneurship, Shri Ajit Balakrishnan, former Chairman, IIM Kolkata

Group 8: Using Technology for better reach, Prof Deepak Pathak, Chairman, NIT Goa & Prof IIT Bombay

Group 9: Internationalisation, Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

Group 10: Financing higher education, Shri. Kris Gopalakrishnan, former CEO, Infosys.

The ten Expert Groups drawn from senior academicians, administrators and industrialists, have suggested more than 50 initiatives that would transform the higher education sector completely. The Groups have set the following goals for higher education sector:

Double the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education and resolve the geographically and socially skewed access to higher education institutions in India

Upgrade the quality of education to global standards

Position at least 50 Indian institutions among the top-1000 global universities

Introduce governance reforms in higher education for well-administered campuses

Accreditation of all institutions as an   assurance of quality

Promote Research & Innovation ecosystems for positioning India in the Top-3 countries in the world in matters of knowledge creation

Double the employability of the students passing out of higher education

Harness education technology for expanding the reach and improving pedagogy

Promote India as a global study destination

Achieve a quantum increase in investment in higher education.

For each initiative, the Groups have recommended modalities for implementation, investments and timelines. The proposal would now be taken for inter-departmental consultations and appraisal through the EFC mechanism before being taken to Cabinet for approval.

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