This volume puts together the latest available information on higher education in India at a single location. While higher education is an extremely dynamic segment in India’s education sector, yet a host of issues related to a lack of a good and comprehensive monitoring system have prevented the regular publishing of data on this sector. Data does exist, but it tends to be infrequently published, dated, not comparable and many times of poor quality. The authors present here the most appropriate data that is credible, from government or associated data sources. This compendium of data simplifies for the reader, the gamut of issues that must be kept in mind, before interpreting the data on higher education. This book will be of immense use and interest to educationists, policy-makers and student of varied disciplines including economics and demographics.
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Table of Contents
1. Background 2. India’s Population and its Educational Profile 3. Enrolment in Higher Education 4. Institutions and Institutional Capacity 5. Higher Education in States in India
6. Role of Private Higher Education in India 7. Professional Councils 8. Equity in Access to Higher Education 9. Measuring Quality of Higher Education || Faculty | Rate of Students Passing 10. Financing Higher Education 11. The Workforce: How India uses its Human Capital 12. Research and Higher Education 13. Global Footprints 14. Preparing for a Better Higher Education Ecosystem: Data Issues
Laveesh Bhandari is the Director and Chief Economist of Indicus Foundation. He has studied in Boston, worked for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Delhi. A well-known commentator on all facets of the economy, he has authored and co-authored numerous publications on socio-economic development, health, education, poverty, inequality, etc. His work on the performance of states and districts with Bibek Debroy and other co-authors is referred to widely.
Sumita Kale is a financial and macro-economist. She works extensively on financial inclusion as well as tracking the Indian economy. She has an MPhil in Economics of Developing Countries from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pune.
Chandra Shekhar Mehra is an applied economist with interest and experience in research in the field of education and labour. He has contributed and co-authored reports for different agencies of the United Nations, the recent one has been the ‘Estimating the Number of Out of Children: India Case Study’, by UNESCO Institute of Statistics and UNICEF.