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0.7 percent increase in enrollment of students for higher education in the country






0.7 percent increase in enrollment of students for higher education in the country



In India, enrollment of students for higher education has seen a slight increase of 0.7 percent in 2016-17. This information has come up in a government survey. This survey was done on enrollment for higher education in India. Union Human Resource Development Minister (HRD) Prakash Javadekar released the survey. It has been said that the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education has increased from 24.5% in 2015-16 to 25.2% in 2016-17.

The country has set an aggressive target of achieving 30% GER in higher education by the year 2020. GER declares total enrollment in higher education in the population of 18-23 years of age. However, this increase is not enough to reach the government's goal. But it can be said that rather than decreasing the higher education enrollment there has been an increase in some place.


According to this released survey by the government, the number of universities in the country increased to 864 compared to 799 universities in the year 2015-16. The highest GAR in the country was 46.9 percent in Tamil Nadu. While Bihar is at the bottom of the list with 14.9 percent of the age group of 18 to 23 years of enrollment for the higher education.




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