Like other states in the country, the state of Kerala has inherited the education system from the British and has made significant changes in it in the past 65 years. The educational achievement of the state is the prime factor behind its present well-being and the “Kerala Model of Development”, which is highly lauded. It is a fact that the State is far ahead of the national objectives in the Primary and Secondary education and is striving for attaining international standards in Higher education, Technical education and Research.
The Twelfth Plan document states that the private sector will be encouraged to establish larger and higher quality institutions in the Twelfth Plan. It also states that new models of Public–Private Partnerships (PPP) in higher education will be encouraged in the XIIth Plan, particularly in the establishment of research and innovation institutions. With the successful implementation of SSA and RMSA the Central Government is now introducing the scheme Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), in order to achieve the objectives of equity, access and excellence in the Higher Education sector.
In this platform Kerala is re-orienting its approaches and the institutional arrangements. The State Planning Board has constituted an expert committee on Education for examining the Plan Programmes of the state with a view to maximise access to central schemes and plan resources and prepare an action plan suggesting steps to remove barriers in accessing resources and difficulties in implementation. The committee had submitted two interim reports.
For more information: spb.kerala.gov.in
Source: Economic Review 2013