WELCOME TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Education and particularly higher education has been a critical component of bringing change in a society and a nation. To address the issues relating to equity, accessibility, quality and infrastructure has been a prime concern for the State Government.
Haryana has taken extensive steps in the direction of imparting quality higher education, to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) and to produce such students who are able to take the global challenges. Gross enrolment ratio in Haryana is about 27.9%( as per the provisional survey report of AISHE) as compared to the national GER of 20.40% based on recent statistics.
With a focus on excellence, the State Government has also been laying emphasis on expansion of institutions of higher learning. There are as many as 20 Universities (Central, State and Private) under the ambit of Higher Education Department. Incredible expansion has taken place in the field of Higher education both in terms of quality and quantity during the tenure of the present government. It is very much evident from the fact that Haryana Govt. has increased the annual Budget allocation from Rs. 288.20 crores in 2005-06 to approximately Rs. 1097.69 crores in 2013-14 (Plan and Non-Plan).
Since 2004-05, 36 new Govt. Colleges have been opened so that students particularly girls do not have to travel long distances. Under the higher education department there are 704 colleges inclusive of 95 Government and 97 Government aided colleges in the state. Out of 95 Government Colleges 24 are exclusively for girls. There are approximately 5.41 lacs students pursuing higher education in these Colleges and Universities.
Empowering women and making them educated and self reliant has always been one of the prime concerns and focus of the state government. To bring girls to the mainstream as far as higher education is concerned and to provide them sufficient opportunities to get higher education a number of government colleges exclusively for girls have been set up in the state along with the establishment of BPSMV, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat the first women university in the north India which is providing world class education in all streams up to the level of PhD with various job oriented courses. Presently about 6700 girls are getting education in the University.
Haryana has a dream to develop an education hub which would provide quality higher education. The establishment of Rajiv Gandhi Education City at Sonipat is a step forward for making Haryana an education hub where world class educational institutions are being set up.