Semester System: Prospects and Avenues

Introduction: The government has set a goal of increasing the enrollment ratio among Indians of college age (gross enrollment ratio, or GER) to 30 percent by 2020, from a current rate of just under 20 percent. In doing so, the government hopes to bring the nation’s GER broadly into line with the projected 2020 global average. It also recognizes that quality standards need to be improved in tandem with access if the GER goals are to have a measurable impact on the broader Indian economy.

The GER goals were laid out in the government’s 11th five-year plan (2007-2012) at the beginning of which India’s GER was significantly lower., the 12th (and current) five-year plan (2012-2017) goes on to discuss the need to continue improving access to higher education, while also stressing the importance of doing it in conjunction with improvements in quality and social equity

Semester system has brought in revolutionary change in the higher education system and also in the pattern of education .Prier to 2008 it was confined up to professional courses only. Since 2008 Government of MP regulated it for all the UG as well as PG courses as per the rule of UGC. 

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