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Hooda stresses on need to change model of varsities to make education job oriented

Hooda was speaking on the theme of ‘Seeking Private Participation in Meeting   Public Education Goals’ at an Education Conclave organised in New Delhi.

Hooda said that efforts being made by Haryana government are yielding encouraging results as the gross enrolment ratio (GER) has touched the mark of 20.13 per cent, as against all India average of 19.40 per cent. To meet the target of 30 per cent GER of youth in the age group of 18-23 years by 2020, we need to involve private players, as the proposed government intervention would not be adequate to meet the growing demands of higher education. For this purpose, the current level of students in take in colleges and universities in Haryana is of the order of one million (GER of 20 per cent).

‘If we have to take GER figure to 30 per cent, we have to create six lakh more seats in the colleges and universities. We need to enlist the participation of private sector in a big way’, he added.
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