Gaps in quality education despite vast network of colleges: Kovind

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Oct 2018 08:56:11


 

PUNE (Mah),

PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said that India has a vast network of universities and colleges but gaps still exist in attaining world-class excellence in education.
To achieve global standards, the Government has taken a decision to promote 20 institutions of higher education as ‘institutes of eminence’, Kovind said at the 15th convocation ceremony of the ‘Symbiosis International University’ here. The President noted that India has a massive network of 903 universities and 39,050 colleges.


“But the fact is there are still gaps in quality and in attaining world-class excellence across the spectrum,” he said. “In this context, the Government has taken a decision to promote and support 20 institutions of higher education as ‘institutes of eminence’, to grant them recruitment and curricula flexibility in order to reach best-in-class global standards,” he added.


After a competitive process, the first few of these institutes of eminence were announced recently. There will be future rounds as well, he said.