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International Trends in Higher Education and the Indian Scenario


  • Gupta, Asha


This paper highlights the political, economic, socio-cultural, ethical, philosophical, legal, and practical aspects of the far-reaching theme of international trends in private higher education, in general. It also focuses on the driving forces, causes and consequences of the emergence of private higher education in India during the last three decades, in particular. Though there has been more acceptance of private higher education institutions in India today than the ‘trepidation’ felt at their emergence three decades ago, certain basic questions about its role remain. Is the presence of the private sector in higher education inevitable? Is it desirable? Besides focusing on certain basic issues at stake, this paper discusses at length the role of judiciary in private higher education in India.

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  • Gupta, Asha, 2005. "International Trends in Higher Education and the Indian Scenario," University of California at Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education qt4ch9m7j0, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:cshedu:qt4ch9m7j0

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    1. Devesh Kapur & Pratap Bhanu Mehta, 2004. "Indian Higher Education Reform: From Half-Baked Socialism to Half-Baked Capitalism," CID Working Papers 108, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
    2. Douglass, John Aubrey, 2005. "All Globalization Is Local: Countervailing Forces and the Influence on Higher Education Markets," University of California at Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education qt3z26h30n, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley.
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