Objective of the Scheme: Quality Higher Education is the area of concern for the State Government. The Right to Education (RTE), ACT, 2005 implemented countrywide, basically focuses on Primary and Secondary Education. The Government of Goa has a laudable objective of Universalizing Higher and Technical Education in the State, thereby raising the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) to around 45 from the present 32.2. It is desired that Higher and Technical Education does not become the privilege of the selected few. With this sole objective in mind, Scheme for the grant of financial assistance towards the fees paid for various courses under Higher and Technical Education has been formulated.