08 January 2018 Current Affairs: Tamil Nadu also very well in terms of male and female GER figures, as also the GER figures for the Scheduled Castes.
The All India Survey on Higher Education report (2106-2017), was released by Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar which saw the State lead with a GER of 46.9%.
Among Union Territories, Chandigarh recorded 56.1%.
Bihar, Assam, West Bengal and Odisha posted low GERs of 14.4%, 17.2%, 18.5% and 21% respectively.
Uttar Pradesh fared marginally better at 24.9%, close to the national average.
GER for higher education is calculated with reference to the age group 18-23. It is the total enrolment in higher education, irrespective of age, expressed as a percentage of the election official population (18-23 years) in a given school year.