Union Government has set an ambitious target to achieve a 50 percent Gross Enrollment Ratio in higher education by 2030 to equip its working population with employable skills.
Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said this at the 33rd Convocation Ceremony of Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU in New Delhi today.
Currently, the Gross Enrollment Ratio is around 26 percent. Mr. Nishank said IGNOU and similar institutes have to play an important role to achieve the target of enrollment ratio.
The Minister further said, the government wants education to reach every citizen and IGNOU has taken education to the doorstep of every household.
He said, India is an agricultural country and it is the duty of Universities to think and work towards the interest of agriculture and farmers. Mr. Nishank also said that agriculture should be given its due importance as it is the need of the hour. (AIR NEWS)