The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chief SS Manth while addressing the 6th convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala stated that, the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education is very low in the North East Region. It can be improved by setting up a Virtual Educational Trust (VET).
Though the North East Region in the last decades has progressed in providing higher education and made a progress in GER, it is much below the national average, he added. Mantha further added that NE can set an example by contributing in the growth pattern by creating alternative systems like VET skill building and education.
VET is a team of professionals who have experience in the field of higher education and worked in various reputed universities of India.VET was established in 2001 with the objective to provide modern education with special emphasis on Information Technology and Management through virtual and distance mode. While concerning his grief over the maximum number of districts being terror prone, Mantha said these are the result of social and economic inequities and education in the country and such inequities should be narrowed down.