Higher Education Neglected in Telangana: NITI Aayog
The India Innovation Index report released by the NITI Aayog highlights the neglect faced by higher education, school education and science from the Telangana government and supports the requirement for the government to put more in the ‘demographic dividend’ of the State.
Telangana was ranked fourth for by and large performance in innovation among all states. Anyway, what must be noted is that the State has been ranked ninth in the ‘Enablers’ category, which is really the measure of a State’s capacity for innovativeness.
A major chunk of the empowering agent ranking depended on Telangana’s initiatives in improving the ‘Human capital’ in which the State scored low. Human capital incorporates parameters like Enrolment in PhD, higher education establishments with NAAC grade An or more, level of schools with ICT labs, rates of universities associated through National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT).
Telangana likewise scores low on expenditure in science, innovation and condition, State government expenditure on higher and specialized education. The State additionally scored low on private R7D organizations in the State, Number of modern bunches and mechanical plans by beginning. The State’s higher generally speaking ranking is for the most part because of the high score in the financial aspects and modern side of the innovation which included parameters like FDI inflow, ICT trades, nearness of high and medium-tech fabricating enterprises, number of hatcheries focuses and Ease of working together score.
Telangana can submit a general direction to its neighbours. While Karnataka was ranked generally first and third in the empowering agent category, Maharashtra was ranked third in general and first in the empowering influence category. The former bad habit chancellor of the Osmania University in Hyderabad, Prof Tirupati Rao, calls attention to that the State government has a significant task to carry out in improving the nature of the school, higher education and research and that it needs to do considerably more than what it is doing.
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