Target to increase enrollment, decreasing students in higher education

Target to increase enrollment, decreasing students in higher education

The government may have set a Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) of 40 per cent by 2030 with the objective of ensuring access to higher education to more and more youth of Uttar Pradesh, but the ground reality is different. Along with state, open, deemed and private universities of UP, the number of students in state, non-government aided and private colleges is decreasing in the last two academic sessions, which is a matter of concern. According to the booklet prepared for the current session by the Department of Higher Education, Directorate of Education, 44,18,809 students are registered in these educational institutions in the current academic session 2022-23. Whereas in the last session 45,40,605 students were studying. Prior to that, the number of students registered in the 2020-21 academic session during the Corona period was 50,21,277. In the years before that, the number of students was increasing, but in the last two years, due to low enrollment, the government’s efforts regarding higher education have suffered a setback.

What is Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER):

The Gross Enrollment Ratio refers to the number of students who have passed class 12 from schools and enrolled in higher educational institutions. Presently in UP only 25-26 12th pass students turn towards university or college. A target has been set to increase this to 40 percent by 2030.

Academic session wise number of registered students:

2022-23 44,18,809

2021-22 45,40,605
2020-21 50,21,277

2019-20 41,83,992
2018-19 43,82,527

a look at the statistics

There are 51 state, open, deemed and private universities in UP.
172 Government College

331 private aided colleges
7372 private colleges

they say

Higher Education Director Dr. Brahmdev told that many universities and colleges are opening in the new session. According to the intention of the government, the focus will be on increasing the enrollment of youth in higher education in rural areas. Things are expected to get better in the new season.

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