Access to school education under Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan programme has reached 99 per cent while drop-out rate has gone down to 24.93 per cent, says a report of the HRD Ministry.
According to the 'report to the people on education 2010-11', gross enrolment ratio for secondary and higher secondary across categories is 58.65 and 33.48 respectively.
The report, the second in a series, chronologies the initiatives undertaken and progress in education sector during the past one year. It has underlined the need to strengthen infrastructure especially in higher education for capacity creation.The bulk of enrolment in higher education takes place in universities and colleges supported by the state governments.
Therefore, an assessment of critical infrastructure and additional infrastructure for capacity creation (including branch campuses) in state universities and government and government aided colleges and support during the coming Plan Period is absolutely necessary to support expansion, the report underlined.
Emphasising on increased innovation activities in campuses, the report underscored setting up of design innovation centres in universities.It called for developing an eco-system of research and innovation through 'design innovation centres' and innovation platforms in existing universities in near future.