- Five-year vision plan ‘Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP)’ finalised and released by HRD Ministry on 28th June 2019.
- This isIn accordance with the decision of the Prime Minister for finalizing a five-year vision plan for each Ministry.
- This report has ten areas. The ten Expert Groups drawn from senior academicians, administrators and industrialists, have suggested initiatives to transform the higher education sector completely.
Group Number Group Focus Goal for higher Education sector Group 1 Strategies for expanding access Double the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education and resolve the geographically and socially skewed access to higher education institutions in India. Group 2 Towards global best teaching/learning process Upgrade the quality of education to global standards Group 3 Promoting Excellence Position at least 50 Indian institutions among the top-1000 global universities Group 4 Governance reforms Introduce governance reforms in higher education for well-administered campuses Group 5 Assessment, Accreditation & Ranking systems Accreditation of all institutions as an assurance of quality Group 6 Promotion of research & innovation Promote Research & Innovation ecosystems for positioning India in the Top-3 countries in the world in matters of knowledge creation Group 7 Employability & entrepreneurship Double the employability of the students passing out of higher education Group 8 Using Technology for better reach Harness education technology for expanding the reach and improving pedagogy Group 9 Internationalisation Promote India as a global study destination Group 10 Financing higher education Achieve a quantum increase in investment in higher education
- The proposal would now be taken for inter-departmental consultations and appraisal through the EFC mechanism before being taken to Cabinet for approval.