University Grants Commission has proposed the ‘Rashtriya Uchch Shiksha Abhiyan’ (National Higher Education Mission) for enhancement of admissions to higher education, during the 12th plan period.
An increase in enrolment by 62.97 lakh has been projected during the Plan Period. At least 800 new colleges under Central universities, 400 new college cluster universities and a set of other new universities under various categories would be set up in the process reported the Pioneer.
The proposal also calls for introduction of integrated five-year programme at the university level during the 12th Plan period to enhance the gross enrolment ratio (GER) and to have better human resource. It intends to increase the potential of producing good researchers and teachers by exposing them to the university academics early.