Union Minister for Human Resource and Development, Arjun Singh said that the Centre Government has increased the target of enrolment ratio to16 in the higher and technical education for the current five year plan.
Inaugurating the conference of States Ministers for Higher and Technical Education, he said that this is five percent more than the present ratio.
The Minister also called for sustained efforts and full cooperation at both central and state level to achieve the objective.
“A nine-fold increase in the plan outlay in higher education will facilitate setting up of 30 central universities, eight new Indian Institute of Technology''s (IIT), seven new Indian Institute of Management''s (IIM) and others to impart qualitative education,” he said.
Singh further added that the government will soon launch National Education Mission in higher educational institutes to make enough learning material available through internet