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July 28, 2009

Plan to increase Gross Enrolment Ratio by 5 pc

New Delhi: In order to achieve the targeted Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of an additional five per cent by the end of the XI Plan, the Central Government has made substantial increase in plan allocation to set up institutions such as Central Universities in uncovered States.

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), and Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPA) have been established in the country to achieve the GER.

The GER in Indian higher education is estimated to be about 12.4%, as compared to estimated world average of 26%.

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