Problem and Evaluation of Higher Education Institution in Rural Areas of India

Vineeta Vinodiya


        Higher education is the backbone of the modern society. It has the power of transform human beings into human resources. Along with primary and secondary education higher education is also an instrument to build future generation. In India majority of the higher education institutions are urban centric. Even most of the higher education institutions in rural India lack quality. As a result of that rural population are deprived. Under certain circumstances it is seen that gross enrolment ratio is very poor in these rural areas. The situation is even worse for female population in regard to gross enrolment ratio.  The paper highlights all these key issues and tries to find out the problems that the rural population is suffering in regard to education. Along with that the paper tires to find out possible remedies to overcome those barriers.

  Equity is at the heart of a good educational system. We don’t have equity.” Kapil Sibal. The Indian Higher Education system is characterized by a large rural-urban and gender divide. Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in rural India is estimated to be about 7%,while urban areas have a GER of about 23%. India’s GER shows significant variability across regions. Though the current rural-urban disparity in access to higher education opportunities is trending towards continuous shrinking, however this disparity is


still very clear. Through this study an attempt is made to highlight the status of higher education in rural areas as well as what challengers has been faced by the higher education institution in rural areas.

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