New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the participation of girls in higher education is on the rise, and gross enrolment ratio of girls in studies is higher than the boys.
“At every level of education, gross enrolment ratio of girls is higher than boys across the country,” the prime minister said during his address at the centenary convocation ceremony of Mysore University.
PM Modi said that the girls’ participation has increased in higher education, and in relation to innovation and technology.
He also highlighted the reforms in higher education brought by the central government, including increasing focus on the autonomy of quality higher educational institutions.
“In last five-six years, efforts in the higher education sector is not limited to opening new institutions. There are efforts to ensure on governance reform, gender and social participation too. We are giving more autonomy also,” Modi was quoted as saying by Mint.
The prime minister pointed out how the government was trying to help students in moving forward in the 21st century by “changing our education system”, and that in the higher education sector, a lot of focus has been put into the development of infrastructure and structural reforms.