`Enrolment in higher education will increase from 12% to 30%`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 00:02

Ajmer: In next ten years the gross enrolment
ratio in higher education will be 30 per cent as compared to
the present ratio of 12 per cent, Union Minister Kapil Sibal
said on Tuesday.
Addressing the 39th Conference of Council of Boards of
School Education at the MDS University here, the Human
Resources Development minister said around 22 crore students
are studying in schools but out of these only 1.4 crore have
reached universities for higher education. This is only 12 per
cent of those studying in schools.

This is not good sign for developing country, he said,
adding that dropout rate of students in one to ninth standard
is 62 per cent and from tenth to 12th standard is 50 per cent.

In future every board will give vocational degree as well
as secondary and senior secondary school certificate to their
student, Sibal said, adding various boards of secondary
education in the country should change their examination
policy.
In 2020 India will become a great power in education
field and every solution of any problem will come out from
India, the minister said.

Speaking at the conference, Rajasthan Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot said Rajasthan have progressed immensely in the
field of education and Right to Education can fully be
achieved when every citizen gives full cooperation. He also
appeal to teachers that they go to the rural areas to teach.

Addressing the conference, Union minister for
Communication and IT Sachin Pilot said in the IT field Indians
were in great demand.

Rajasthan education minister B L Meghval and state
minister M L Garasiya have also spoke at the conference.

Around 47 representatives of various Boards are
participating in this two days conference.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 00:02

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