President Pranab Mukherjee on higher education

Inputs from the President:
  • There is urgent need of focusing on higher education system in the country
  • Institutional governance needs immediate attention to raise academic standards
  • He praised the role of private sector in education and academic growth of the country
"Private institutions constitute about 60 per cent of students enrolled in higher education. Starting from 20 universities in 1950, we have come a long way as there are 712 universities in the country currently. However, there is a need to highlight and rectify the declining quality in standards, particularly in the areas of higher learning when it comes to private institutions," he said.

Infographic on the state of Higher Education in India

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