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State the aim of Tenth Plan with regard to higher education. What strategy is being followed to attain it?

Answer :

The objective in the Tenth Plan is to raise the enrollment in higher education of the 18-23 year age group from the 6 per cent to 10 per cent by the end of the Plan period. The strategies would focus on:

• Liberalization of the higher education system.


• Increasing access, quality, adoption of state-specific strategies


• Emphasis on the relevance of the curriculum and networking on the use of information technology.


• Distance education, the convergence of formal, non-formal, distance and IT education institutions, increased private participation in the management of colleges.


• Research in frontier areas of knowledge and meeting challenges in the area of internationalization of Indian education.


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