was approved by the National Development Council on
1 9 De cembe r 2 0 0 7 re a f f i rms thi s commi tment . It pro v i de s a comp r e h e n s i ve s t r a t e g y f o r i n c l u s i v e development, building on the growing strength of the
economy, while also addressing weaknesses that have
Tenth Five-Year Plan (2002–2007)
▪ Providing gainful and high-quality employment at least to the addition to the labour force; ▪ All children in India in school by 2003; all children to complete 5 years of schooling by 2007. ▪ Reduction in gender gaps in literacy and wage rates by at least 50% by 2007; ▪ Reduction in the decadal rate of population growth between 2001 and 2011 to 16.2%;* ▪ Increase in Literacy Rates to 75 per cent within the Tenth Plan period (2002 - 2007)
Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007–2012)
The eleventh plan has the following objectives:
▪ Reduce dropout rates of children from elementary school from 52.2% in 2003-04 to 20% by 2011-12 ▪ Develop minimum standards of educational attainment in elementary school, and by regular testing monitor effectiveness of education to ensure quality ▪ Increase literacy rate for persons of age 7 years or above to 85% ▪ Lower gender gap in literacy to 10 percentage point ▪ Increase the percentage of each cohort going to higher education from the present 10% to 15% by the end of the plan
Thrust Areas in the 10th Five Year Plan
To achieve a profound transformation of higher education in order that it becomes an effective promoter of sustainable human development and at the same time, improves its relevance with closer links with the world of work and achieve quality in its teaching, research, business and community extension functions including life long learning.
SPECIFIC: To contribute to the transformation through improvement of the conceptions, methodology and practices related to:
������ The relevance of higher education.
������ Quality, evaluation and accreditation.
������ Research and development.
������ Outreach activities in business and community and life long learning.
������ The knowledge and use of the new information and communication technology.
������ Management and financing.
������ Export of higher education, and reorientation of international cooperation.
������ Strengthening of open and distance education system. ������ Strengthening of research institutions.
������ Mobilization of resources.
Proposals/Recommendations for 11th Five Year Plan
A Working Group on Higher Education was set up by the Planning Commission under the Chairmanship of Secretary (HE), vide order no. M-12015/2/2005-Edn. Subsequently, it was decided to constitute seven Sub-Working Groups on the following sectors of higher education:-
1. Central Universities
2. Deemed to be Universities
3. State Universities
5. Distance Education
6. Quality of Higher Education
Tenth Five Year Plan (2000-2005)
The year wise allocation and expenditure for the 10th Five Year Plan period was as follows : The Tenth Five Year Plan was fixed at Rs.30,162 Lakhs. The flow to TSP, SCCP and PWD projects were follows: 1. TSP - 145 Lakhs
2. SCCP - 225 Lakhs
3. P.W.D. - 200 Lakhs
During 10th Five Year Plan period the following development works was undertaken by the Govt.: 1. Normalisation of Plan Posts.
2. Establishment of The K.K. Handique State Open University 3. Introduction of 5 years L.L.B. Courses in B.R.M. Govt. Law College. 4. Establishment of F.M. Radio Station.
5. Introduction of Private University Bill.
6. Sanction of Rs.10 Lakhs to each Provincialised colleges and Rs.4 Lakhs to all provincialised Sanskrit Tols under the scheme "Buniyad". 7. Financial assistance to all affiliated Non-Govt. colleges (133 numbers) and 16 Sanskrit tols under "State Priority Schemes"....