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Higher Education in India: The Need for Change

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  • Pawan Agarwal

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The paper relates the growth of higher education in India to the changing funding pattern and suggests ways to ensure that higher education remains both affordable and accessible to all. The author emphasizes the need for greater adaptability in the higher education system so that it continues to provide the needed skills and trained workforce to the economy as it integrates with the world economy. Policy measures required to promote, sustain, and enhance world-class research are also included. Considering the weaknesses in the prevailing regulatory and quality assurance environment, the paper provides a roadmap for reforms towards improved accountability of the system. [ICRIER Working Paper 180, June 2006.]

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  • Pawan Agarwal, 2006. "Higher Education in India: The Need for Change," Working Papers id:576, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Harinder Kohli & Anil Sood (ed.), 2010. "India 2039: An Affluent Society in One Generation," Books, Emerging Markets Forum, edition 1, number india2039, August.
    2. Sheetal Sekhri & Yona Rubinstein, "undated". "Do Public Colleges in Developing Countries Provide Better Education than Private ones? Evidence from General Education Sector in India," Virginia Economics Online Papers 375, University of Virginia, Department of Economics.
    3. A Aggarwal & R Freguglia & G Johnes & G Spricigo, 2011. "Education and labour market outcomes : evidence from India," Working Papers 615663, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
    4. Basant, Rakesh & Partha Mukhopadhyay, 2009. "An Arrested Virtuous Circle? Higher Education And High-Tech Industries In India," IIMA Working Papers WP2009-05-01, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
    5. Devesh Kapur, 2010. "Indian Higher Education," NBER Chapters,in: American Universities in a Global Market, pages 305-334 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    6. Seema Joshi, 2012. "Sustainable Development of the Higher Education Sector in India for Catalyzing Services-Driven Growth," Working Papers 2012/01, Maastricht School of Management.
    7. Nelson Oviedo & Gustavo Yamada, 2017. "Educación superior y subempleo profesional, ¿Una creciente burbuja mundial?," Working Papers 1609, Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico, revised Feb 2017.
    8. repec:wsi:serxxx:v:53:y:2008:i:03:n:s021759080800304x is not listed on IDEAS
    9. K.K. George & K.K. Krishnakumar, 2018. "Kerala’s Development Experience: Its Implications for Finance Commissions," Working Papers id:12557, eSocialSciences.
    10. M. M. Goel & Suraj Walia, 2015. "Indian Higher Education: Trends, Growth & Challenges," Working papers 2015-03-10, Voice of Research.

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