• 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.
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