TN first in gross enrolment ratio

“Sustaining the quality is a challenge”

April 13, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:44 am IST - TIRUCHI:

Tamil Nadu has been ranked first in the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) among all States in the country, said T.S. Sridhar, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Delivering the graduation day address at Shrimati Indira Gandhi College here on Saturday, he said as per the provisional survey on higher education (2012-13) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, which covered 665 universities, 35,829 colleges, and 11,443 standalone institutions, the national average of the GER stood at 21.1 per cent. It was close to China, which had a GER score of 24. Although India’s figure was less than many developed countries, there are indications that it was going ahead to reach 25 per cent soon.

Among all States, Tamil Nadu was doing well in higher education. Its GER was 42, double of the national average and was more than that of Malaysia. Only the Union Territories of Chandigarh (51.3) and Puducherry (42.1) were ranked above Tamil Nadu.

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