PUNE: Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has drafted a proposal of five-year perspective plan 2019-20 to 2023-24 demanded by the State government last month which was approved by the Academic Council and Management Council on Thursday.
As reported earlier by Sakal Times, the State government has called for five-year perspective plans from all state universities. The universities have to submit a plan of the target which needs to be achieved by the end of five years.
The key objective of SPPU’s plan includes improvement of Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER), inclusivity and equity in terms of class, innovation, research, entrepreneurship and more.
SPPU ranks ninth on National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF). The university assures it will put in efforts to take the ranking to the fifth position. A total of 58 new institutes will be established under SPPU.
The targets include improvement of Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) from 30 per cent to 35 per cent in a given region under which universities have to define three districts they will work upon. The second is the improvement of inclusivity and equity (GER) in terms of class.
It promises to increase the capacity in sections like to increase placement cells from the current number of 439 which benefits at least 35,000 students to 850 placements cells, expecting to benefit as many as 1.10 lakh students.
In order to increase the merit of sports, SPPU will build an infrastructure that supports sports. Some other targets are to provide PhD to 900 students as so far 685 receive PhD degrees. SPPU will establish 10 innovation and incubation hubs.
Other plans include increasing beneficiaries of Earn and Learn scheme from 15,000 students to 50,000; increasing skill development courses.
The proposal is sent to the State government for approval.