GER UP !

Gross Enrolment ratio (GER) is the ratio of total enrolment in Higher Education in the 18-23 years age group, as a percentage of the eligible population in that age group.

The GER in India has moved up to 23.5 per cent in 2014-15 from 21.5 per cent in 2012-13. For Men, the ratio is 24.5 per cent and it is 22.7 per cent for women.

There were 33.3 million students enrolled in 757 universities in 2014-15, as against 32.3 million enrolled in 723 universities in 2013-14.

These are some of the interesting statistics in a report recently release by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

These statistics augur well for the country and if this trend continues, it is possible for the country to achieve the target of 30 per cent GER by 2020.

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