Ensuring holistic growth with rise in higher education institutions: Centre

By encouraging the construction of universities, IITs, IIMs, and other akin institutions around the nation, the Centre has taken important steps to improve gateways to education for the youth.

In the past nine years, the number of institutions in the nation has significantly increased, according to a formal announcement made on Saturday. In 2023, there will be 1,113 institutions, up from 723 in 2014. Similar to how there were 16 IITs and 13 IIMs in 2014, there will be 23 and 20 IITs and IIMs, respectively, in 2023.

“Furthermore, 5,298 colleges have been built in the last 9 years (up from 38,498 in 2014 to 43,796 in 2023), which has led to increased access to education for students across the country,” the official release said. “It is noteworthy that 43 per cent of universities and 61.4 per cent of colleges are located in Rural Areas” an official with the Ministry of Education stated.

He further said that the government has also expanded the number of IITs and IIMs across the country. With 7 IITs and 7 IIMs built in the last 9 years, the government has ensured enhanced opportunities for students to pursue higher education.

“Overall, the progressive institutional structure has played a vital role in the development of India’s education system. Their focus on high-quality education, research and innovation has helped to position India as a global player in various fields” he added.

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