Gross Enrollment Ratio is a statistical measure that is used in the education sector to determine the number of students regardless of the age to find out the official school-age population in order to find out the capacity of an education system to enroll students of a particular age to various grades in a school.
S.C Sharma, director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council has stated that India’s Gross Enrollment Ratio is very low. He stated that the problem lies at the drastic difference between the statistics of rural India and urban India with the former having a really low percentage compared to former.
Professor. S.N Sharma further states that the main reason for the low ratio is due to the varying demands in the students and the parents who are now seeking courses that improve their knowledge in order to improve in their potential jobs. 30% of Gross Enrollment Ratio has been set by the Government as a target by 2020. He claims that there is a need in India to start more universities owing to the increasing average percentage which will be essential in hosting more no. Of students in the coming years. Overall, there have been fewer options for interdisciplinary curriculum and a depletion between the student-teacher ratio which is a direct parameter in determining the level of General Enrollment Ratio.
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