The Department of Higher Education under under Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) released five-year vision plan (report) termed as Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP). It was framed in accordance with decision of Prime Minister for finalizing a five-year vision plan for each Ministry. It will be now taken for inter-departmental consultations and appraisal through Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) mechanism before being taken to Cabinet for approval.
EQUIP report has been prepared after detailed exercise done by Experts covering following ten areas: (i) Strategies for expanding access, (ii) Towards global best teaching/learning process, (iii) Promoting Excellence (iv) Assessment, Accreditation & Ranking systems, (v) Promotion of research & innovation (vi) Employability & entrepreneurship (vii) Using Technology for better reach (viii) Governance reforms, (ix) Internationalisation and (x) Financing higher education
Goals set under EQUIP for higher education sector