Kapil Sibal

Sibal on Britain tour to better educational ties

New Delhi, Jan 12 : Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday left for an official tour to Britain to observe school education and private participation in the field and improve educational ties between the two countries.

"I will see school education, and the private participation," Sibal said at his office before leaving.

"I will also meet my counterpart there. They are eager for some collaborations," the minister added.

Target to enrol 30 percent of eligible students in colleges by 2020: Siba

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday told Parliament that the government has set a target of ensuring that 30 percent of eligible students should attend college by 2020.

At present, 220 million students go to schools across the country and only 12.4 percent of them are eligible to go to colleges. By the year 2020, the gross involvement ratio has to be increased upto 30 percent, he said while replying to a debate in Lok Sabha on the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2009.

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