Access to Higher Education still a Privilege: President
| Education Jagat - 17 Jul 2018

Higher Education can bring the desired social change what the country needs. Access to it is the privilege to every citizen.  Ram Nath Kovind, the president of India said, “Although India is the third largest education system in the world, access to higher education is still a privilege in the country.  India has made an impressive gains in widening the higher education ecosystem by setting up new institutions, but a greater challenge is there to improve its quality.”
  Kovind was speaking at the 30th Annual Convocation of Goa University at Dona Paula. “I request young men and women to bear in mind that access to Higher Education is a still a privilege in India. It is the contribution of countless citizens, many of whom will not even know you personally, that sustain institutions such as Goa University,” Kovind added
 There is a greater emphasis by the government and other stakeholders in making Higher Education inclusive and expansive. India holds the largest young population.
 “India has made impressive gains in Higher Education ecosystem. The very fact that many new institutions, including Central universities and IITs, are being established in hitherto under-served locations illustrates the national commitment to take Higher Education to the masses,”  he further added.

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