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Higher Education Sector in India: Issues and Imperatives

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  • P. Arunachalam

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Higher education in India is undergoing rapid changes. The challenges ahead are multifaceted and multidimensional. Though the data show a massive growth in the number of students' enrollment in colleges/universities, holistic view reveals that still only a meager of the total population has access to higher education. Globalization and privatization are imposing new challenges but the nations are still entangled in solving the basic problems of accessibility to higher education for all. In the wake of the transition from elitist to mass education, universities worldwide are under pressure to enhance access and equity, on the one hand, and to maintain high standards of quality and excellence, on the other. Today the notion of equity not only implies greater access to higher education, but also opportunities for progress. In recent debates on higher education, the notions of equity and access go beyond minority to diversity. Affirmative action, too, has become race-exclusive and gender-neutral.

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  • P. Arunachalam, 2010. "Higher Education Sector in India: Issues and Imperatives," Journal of Global Economy, Research Centre for Social Sciences,Mumbai, India, vol. 6(4), pages 266-286, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:jge:journl:643
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    Keywords

    Indian Economy; Development; Education; Higher Education;

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    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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