Ger of the Country 18.8%: All India Survey on Higher Education Provisional Report
Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal, released the first Provisional Report of the ambitious All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) here today. The report contains countrywide estimates of Gross Enrolment Ratio on the basis of data collected till July 31, 2012, from the Higher Education (HE) Institutions of the country including Universities, Colleges, and Stand-Alone Institutions.
The key idea behind this Survey and the resulting document is to prepare a sound database on the large and diverse system of Higher Education in the country. The Survey compiles and manages statistics directly online from respondent institutions. The Ministry has constituted a Task Force to carry out the Survey. This Task Force has representations from stake-holders including the Ministry, the UGC, the AICTE, various Regulatory Bodies, as well as Departments of Higher Education of the States. Shri Sunil Kumar, Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh, the then Additional Secretary in the Department of Higher Education is its Chairman.
The Provisional Report contains statistical information on various aspects of all the Institutions of Higher Education in India. It is heartening to know that the overall Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of the country stands at 18.8% (based on estimated figures collected till July 31, 2012). The estimated statistics are expected to be revised, considering that data is still being uploaded on the AISHE portal (http://aishe.gov.in or http://aishe.nic.in). Few more detailed reports will be released as the first year of the survey comes to a close. The Ministry has also taken a decision to continue the Survey on annual basis which will replace the existing manual system of data collection in higher education.
The entire survey has been voluntary, based on motivation of respondents; and without any statutory mandate in place for collecting information of this nature. It needs a Survey like this to bring out the correct and complete picture of the system so that relevant statistics are available to the Central Government as well as State Governments, in order to devise future policies. Besides, the Report will also create immediate awareness of the present status of the Higher Education and its growth since Independence till date.
Ministry-wise PIB releases
- President Opens the Doors of Rashtrapati Bhavan for Differently Abled and Underprivileged Children from Tamana Special School
- Ceremonial Changing of Guards not to be held on September 29 ! at Rashtrapati Bhavan
- Prime Minister sets up the Architecture for Cash Transfers
- Foundation Day of Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science Tomorrow
- Shri Justice Altamas Kabir to Assume the Office of the Chief Justice of India tomorrow
- Ger of the Country 18.8%: All India Survey on Higher Education Provisional Report
- Kishore Chandra Deo Expresses Condolence Over Killing of Panchayat Representatives in J&K and Urges State Government to Provide Adequate
- I&B Minister Smt. Ambika Soni meets Delhi CM to review Digitisation progress
- Revised Tariff Value of RBD Palmolein, Brass Scraps (All Grades), Gold and Silver Notified
- Kelkar Committee Report Upload! ed on Finance Ministry Website to Invite Comments from all Sections of the People
- Japan Commits Over Rs. 7800 Crore ODA Loan to India
- Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100) August 2012
- Trial Run of e-ticketing at Qutb Minar
- National Archives of India to Organize Exhibition of Indigenous Textiles
- Kumari Selja Inaugurates Consultative workshop on UNESCO Category-II Centre for World Heritage
- Petroleum Ministry Clarifies Reports; Says No Ban on Release of New LPG Connections
- Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar and National Safety Awards for the Performance Year 2010 Presented
- Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW), August, 2012
- Rajgarh Project Approved
- J&K Projects Gets Investment Clearance
- Levy of Service Tax on Railway Passengers Travelling in Ac Classes/First Class from 1st October 2012
- Spectrum Fee Waived off for Community Radios
- Rice Sown in 367.65 Lakh Hectare
- India to Host COP – 11
- DHR and DBT to Collaborate for Deliverable & Affordable Health Technologies
- Over 90 Million Indians are at Risk for Vascular Diseases
- MOD Sanctions Additional Personnel Manpower for Visakhpatnam Airport
- Minister for Water Resources Releases Atlas on Aquifer systems of India
- Make Nirmal Bharat ( open defecation free country) a national obsession-Jairam
- 12, 68,766 Titles Distributed under Forest Rights Act
- United States and I! ndia sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Antitrust Cooperation
Gifts in China: what to give, what to avoid (infographic)
This month’s Illuminant’s Chinese Takeout focuses on China’s gift culture: what gifts are good, auspicious and lucky, and which gifts you should avoid giving!
As our infographic says in its introduction, receiving a gift from a Chinese business or government contact and not having an appropriate gift to give in return causes embarrassment and a sense of debt (which is unhelpful in a Chinese negotiation). Conversely, the giving of a gift to a Chinese party (and catching him or her without a response) can put you into a stronger position, at least to be able to secure a follow-up meeting!
If you find this month’s infographic helpful, please consider checking our other Illuminant’s Chinese Takeouts: A Realistic Overview of China, Understanding Chinese Holidays for Better Business Outcomes, and Colors to Use and Colors to Avoid in China.
Scroll to the bottom to download a high-resolution version in PDF.
Special credit for this month’s infographic goes to our awesome researcher Nicky Ruan for the topic and research, and our funky new designer Gina Kim for her terrific illustrations.