RTMNU’s ambitious plan to stand among top 50 varsities of India

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Sep 2018 09:16:41



By Ajay Mardikar,

With the aim of increasing Gross Enrollment Ratio in the four districts under Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), a taluka-wise survey was conducted. The University has ambitious plan for increasing this enrollment by introducing various courses suited for the region. Besides improving the Gross Enrollment Ration (GER), the university has set a goal of bringing the university in the first 50 in international ranking.




Targetted GER by 2020

District Current        GER Target GER

Nagpur 25.69%        26.98 %
Wardha 23.99%       25.18 %
Bhandara 27.27%     28.63 %
Gondia 19.90%         20.90 %

The remodeled perspective plan of the University indicates that the GER is likely to increase by about 7% upto the year 2024. The perspective plan was submitted and approved by the Department of Higher Education during a meeting held recently at Pune.

This is being done by introducing 19 new courses, opening satellite centres in Bhandara, Gondia and Wardha districts, which are under the University, increasing number of NAAC accredited colleges from 130 to 417 out of a total of 584 colleges affiliated to the University. The University has also planned increasing ‘A’ ranked colleges from 29 to 88 and promoting research.

The Perspective Plan has been divided into two sections, long term and short term. The short term plan is for one year. The last date for submitting proposals for starting new courses, sections or colleges is September 30. The details of courses which can be started and the areas, has been mentioned on the University’s portal. The University has proposed to open nine professional and 56 non-professional colleges. This include 20 women’s colleges and six night colleges.

In an order to improve the GER the university conducted taluka-level survey and also sought feedback from all stake holders, including students, teachers, administrative staff, members of various university bodies.

As recommended by Dr Narendra Jadhav Committee the focus will be on harnessing local talent, improving employability, skill development by promoting vocational courses.