Ram Bilas Sharma unveils ‘State Higher Education Plan 2016’ in OP Jindal University

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New Delhi | Updated: May 26, 2016 1:21:06 PM

Ram Bilas Sharma, Minister of Education, Haryana unveiled the State Higher Education Plan 2016 on Tuesday at the O.P. Jindal Global University campus Sonipat. Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Haryana was also present during the event.

Ram Bilas Sharma, Minister of Education, Haryana unveiled the State Higher Education Plan 2016 on Tuesday at the O.P. Jindal Global University campus Sonipat. Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Haryana was also present during the event.

The State Higher Education Plan Haryana 2016 was released by dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Haryana in collaboration with International Institute for Higher Education & Capacity Building, O. P. Jindal Global University. The State Higher Education Plan Haryana 2016 is aimed at building a broad roadmap for busheling Haryana’s higher education landscape. The plan exponents co-opting of sports in formal education and utilization of institutional resources in promoting sports.

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of higher education (18-23 years of age) in Haryana stands at 27.9 with the male GER of 28.9 and female GER of 26.7. It is still much less as compared to states like Tamil Nadu (46.9), Telangana (43.3), Manipur (38.9) and Uttrakhand (33.8), Andhra Pradesh (33.7) and Maharashtra (29.7).

Speaking of the report Nisha Nair, Senior Research Associate, Jindal Global Law School & Fellow, IIHEd said “67 % of Haryana’s population will fall in the working-age group of 15–59 years, considering by 2026. Haryana can contribute tremendously in nation building and will play a vital role in making India a knowledge based society.”

Anamika Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School & Fellow, IIHEd discussed the highlights of the Plan and the recommendations laid out by it. “We have tried to take into account the systemic inequalities existing in social structures.The report identifies districts that have been left behind and blocks within districts that need greater focus. The report also identifies the districts which are devoid of any government university and need immediate attention,” said Srivastava.

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