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At 48.6%, TN’s higher edu enrolment ratio higher than nat’l average

Coimbatore: The gross higher education enrolment ratio in the state in 2017-2018 was once higher than the nationwide average, stated higher education minister Ok P Anbalagan right here on Tuesday and attributed this to the state govt’s initiative of opening 81 new colleges and introducing 1,585 new lessons since 2011.
He stated while the typical nationwide gross enrolment ratio was once 25.eight% and the Centre was once planning to pull it up to 30% via 2030, the state’s gross enrolment ratio was once 48.6%. “The state’s gross enrolment of students from oppressed communities and tribal communities is 42.1% and 40.5%, respectively, in comparison to the nationwide ratios of 21.eight% and 15.nine%.”

The minister was once in the town to attend the 35th convocation of the Bharathiar University.

Referring to the infrastructure development at the Bharathiar University, Anbalagan stated a brand new cafeteria has been opened at the campus at a value of Rs 2.65 crore. “Also, a brand new building for genetics and molecular biology division has been built at a value of Rs 3.4 crore and an extra floor has been constructed for the biotechnology division at a value of Rs 2.5 crore.”

The college has also won a fund of Rs 50 crore underneath the second section of the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme to arrange an entrepreneurship and employment centre and a most cancers research centre, the minister stated. “The college could also be one of the crucial 4 institutions in the country to have selected to receive a fund of Rs 125 crore from the Centre to arrange a laboratory with advanced apparatus.”

Mangat Ram Sharma, principal secretary to the higher education division and convener of the convener committee of Bharathiar University, stated the college’s H-index, which measures the affect of publications via researchers at an establishment, has long past up from 46 to 53 previously 5 years. “This is the highest for any institute in the state, because of the collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). A complete of 10 departments have won UGC SAP investment and 8 departments, DST investment.”

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