The unprecedented expansion of higher education in India and the proliferation of providers in turn have posed enormous challenges to equity, quality and financing of the sector. The India Higher Education Report 2015 traces the evolution of higher education and discusses the key role of committees and commissions whose reports and recommendations form the backdrop of contemporary developments. Authoritative and comprehensive, the volume examines a range of themes including equity, financing, employment, quality, and governance. It also engages with new and recent data as well as current issues and debates.
The volume will be an important resource for academics, policy makers, civil society organisations, media and those concerned with higher education. It will also be useful to scholars and researchers of public policy, sociology and economics.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Preface. About the Contributors. List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction N. V.Varghese and Garima Malik Part I. The Higher Education Context 2. Higher Education Policy in India: Emerging Issues and Approaches Sukhadeo Thorat 3. Commissions and Committees on Higher Education in India: Perspectives and Recommendations on Major Issues A. Mathew Part II. Equity in Higher Education 4. Quantitative Expansion of Higher Education in India P. Duraisamy 5. Perspectives on Social Group Disparities in Higher Education Govardhan Wankhede 6. Gender Representation in Higher Education: Going Beyond Numbers Karuna Chanana Part III. Quality in Higher Education 7. Quality Assurance in Indian Higher Education-Role of NAAC Jagannath Patil and Latha Pillai 8. Research and Innovation in Universities in India V.V. Krishna and Swapan Kumar Patra Part IV. Diversification of the System 9. Diversification of Higher Education in India G.D. Sharma 10. Distance Education and Technology Based Education: An ICT Framework B.P. Sanjay Part IV. Employment of Higher Education Graduates 11. The Employability of Tertiary-Level Graduates in India Santosh Mehrotra 12. Higher Education and International Migration Binod Khadria Part V. Financing of Higher Education 13. A Decade of Ups and Downs in Public Expenditure on Higher Education in India J.B.G. Tilak 14. New Modes of Financing Higher Education: Cost Recovery, Private Financing and Student Loans Saumen Chattopadhyay Part V. Private Higher Education 15. Emerging Trends in Private Higher Education in India Asha Gupta Part VI Governance and Management 16. Regulation of Higher Education: Why and Whitherto R. V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar 17. State Councils of Higher Education: Expectations and Experiences M. Anandakrishnan 18. Institutional Autonomy and Leadership in Higher Education Sudhanshu Bhushan Part VII Internationalization: International Students, Institution and Programme Mobility 19. Internationalization of Higher Education: Students and Institutional Mobility Rupa Chanda
N. V. Varghese is Director of the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, India.
Garima Malik is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, India.