7.55% college students in increased schooling institutes from minority communities: Knowledge

Naqvi additionally talked about numerous state-sponsored scholarship programmes to encourage college students from minority communities to take up programs in increased schooling.

By Priyanka Sahoo

PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 10:16 AM IST

Solely 7.55% of all college students in increased schooling institutes come from minority communities, in keeping with information offered within the Lok Sabha. The federal government stated it hoped state sponsored scholarships, a liberalised distance studying regime and knowledge know-how will assist in rising the entry to schooling.

“As a way to enhance the enrolment of scholars together with notified minority communities in increased academic establishments, numerous measures have been taken by the federal government, which incorporates issuing of recent College Grants Fee (UGC) regulation for open and distance studying that enables entry of reputed establishments to supply schooling on the space mode. Utilizing data and communication technology- SWAYAM portal to succeed in out to individuals and permit them to safe good high quality schooling,” Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated on March 15 in response to a query within the Lok Sabha.

He cited figures within the newest All India Survey on Greater Schooling (AISHE) of 2018-19, to say that the full proportion of minority college students enrolled in increased schooling establishments was 7.55%.

“The latest revelation by the central authorities that minority college students represent solely 7.55% of upper schooling enrollment factors in the direction of a really worrisome scenario. Whereas there was an enhanced consciousness amongst minorities, particularly Muslim group, in the direction of schooling within the final two to a few many years, the assist offered by the federal government to bridge this historic hole within the schooling sector is constantly dwindling,” stated Fawaz Shaheen, nationwide secretary, College students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO), an organisation that works for the social progress and growth of the scholars’ group.

Naqvi additionally talked about numerous state-sponsored scholarship programmes to encourage college students from minority communities to take up programs in increased schooling. Nonetheless, SIO alleged that the “funds restrictions” on these scholarships discouraged college students additional.

“As predicted, the constant funds cuts in minority scholarships and Maulana Azad Fellowship within the final six to seven years has resulted on this poor minority enrolment determine. The federal government ought to instantly hike the scholarships and do the mandatory in coverage intervention to supply reservation for choose backward castes amongst minorities,” stated Shaheen.

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