ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Measuring Access to Higher Education

A response to “Measuring Access, Quality and Relevance in Higher Education” by Pankaj Mittal et al (EPW, 13 June 2020) discusses the inadequacy of eligible enrolment ratio as an indicator to measure the access to higher education by raising the question of social determinants of the criteria of measurement.

Measuring Access, Quality and Relevance in Higher Education

Gross enrolment ratio is a widely accepted indicator to measure the level of participation in education. It is proposed that the eligible enrolment ratio could be a better indicator instead. A study of five-year data of 10 different countries highlights its significance. In addition, it is also critical to reimagine higher education as beyond general university degrees, and develop a complementary vertical of equal status of skill and vocational education and enhance employment opportunities.
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