Goa second best in higher education access

Source: The Times of India via PwC – EdLive

The state has 24.59 institutes of higher education available per lakh for its youth in the age group of 18 to 23. As per a University Grants Commission (UGC) report higher education might not be up to the desired level in Goa, but is definitely one of the best available in the country in terms of access.

Goa is among 14 states that have better access to higher education than the national average of 12.14. The report also reveals that Goa ranks second in the country after Chandigarh in terms of gross enrolment ratio with over 13% of its young population enrolled in colleges. The state government has facilitated accessibility of higher education and the concentration is not just city-based. In terms of money too, accessibility is good. The fee structure has been kept at an affordable level and various scholarships, interest free loans and schemes to SC and ST are provided.