Gross Enrolment Ratio in Higher Education: A District Level Analysis of the State of West BengalAuthor : Debjani Mitra and Tushar K. Ghara
Volume 8 No.3 July-December 2019 pp 37-41
Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) is the number of students enrolled in a given level of education, expressed as a percentage of the official age group of the population corresponding to the same level of education. In the state of West Bengal, GER in higher education for the age group 18 -23 years is 18.7%, which is far below the national average of 25.8% for 2017-2018. There is a large variation in GER across different districts and among male and female. An effort has been made through this paper to study the spatio temporal variation in GER among the districts of West Bengal. To study the gender disparity in GER in the districts of West Bengal Gender Parity Index (GPI) is calculated. Among the districts of West Bengal, Kolkata has recorded highest GER in higher education in all the years and Uttar Dinajpur has recorded the lowest GER throughout the years (2012 to 2018). GPI in gross enrolment in greater than unity in 14 out of 19 districts of the state.
Gross Enrolment Ratio, Gender Parity Index, Higher Education, Spatial and Temporal Variation
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