India’s higher education system is the third largest in the world, next to that of US and China. It has expanded at a fast pace with the addition of nearly 20,000 colleges and more than 8 million students in the last one decade. As of now we have 42 central universities, 275 state universities, 130 deemed universities, 90 private universities, 5 institutions established and functioning under the State Act, and 33 Institutes of National Importance. Other institutions include 33,000 colleges as Government degree colleges and private degree colleges, including 1800 exclusive women’s colleges.
Some institutions of India such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and Jawaharlal Nehru University have been globally acclaimed for their standard of education.
Higher education in India has been undergoing continuous systemic changes. Conceptualization of its paradigms, patterns and perspectives is far from static. Change in its future shape is inevitable. Response to this change is one of the major concerns of higher education. Globalization, privatization and technological advancements are the dominant factors forcing the convergence of all the modes of higher education in India.
The book is an anthology of articles contributed by professors, scholars and educationists bringing to light various issues relating to higher education in India including privatization, language access, challenges before technical education, quality assurance, accreditation and assessment, innovative reforms in the examination system, global challenges and opportunities, unfair practices and their legal aspects, etc. It will be useful for students and teachers of education, educationists and will be of interest to those concerned with the quality of education in India..
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Privatization of Higher Education in India: An Overview–Sukanta Sarkar; 2. Privatization of Higher Education and Skill Development—A Comparative Overview–Nayanika Singh; 3. Privatization of Higher Education: Concerns and Challenges–Binay K.S. Choudhary and Shikha Tiwari; 4. Globalization of Higher Education and its Impact on Women Empowerment in India–Eishwarya Rana; 5. Powerful Staff Development Approach—A Potent Strategy for Professional Improvement–Jacob John Kattakayam; 6. Regulatory, Statutory and Professional Bodies: Their Rendezvous with Higher Education in India–Sonal Chabra and Vipin Thareja; 7. Privatization of Higher Education in India—Present Scenario and its Challenges–Sanjay N. Gupta; 8. Significance of Language to Access Higher Education–Anamika and Garima Tyagi; 9. Public Financing of Technical Education in India: Issues and Challenges–Pradeep Kumar Choudhury; 10. WTO, GATS and Higher Education in India: A SWOT Analysis–Kashyapi Awasthi and Tulna Awasthi; 11. Accreditation and Assessment of Higher Education–Susanta Kumar Pathy; 12. Higher Education with Innovative Reforms in Examination System–Dharmendra Kumar; 13. Globalization: Opportunity for Indian Higher Education–Amita Dhaaka; 14. Global Challenges in Higher Education: A Paradigm for Quality and Excellence–Geeta Rai and Ramesh Kuma; 15. Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Higher Education in India: A Legal Study–P.K. Pandey; 16. A Study on Current Status of Research in Indian Universities–Mihir Kumar Shome and Renu Luthra; 17. Science in Higher Education: Current Status and Future Prospects in India–Malti; 18. Relevance of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education–Sangeeta Chauhan; 19. Status of Higher Education in India–Madhu Mathur and Beena; 20. Globalization: An Opportunity or Threat–Taruna Malhotra and Manju Jain; 21. Changing Scenario of Higher Education in India–Anshubhi Bahadur; 22. Research Prospects in Biotechnology in Indian Higher Education Scenario–Rabia Hamid;
About the Author
Rajive Kumar is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, N.A.S. College, Meerut. He obtained his M.Sc. (Physics), M.Phil. (Physics), B.Ed., M.Ed. and Ph.D. (Education) degrees from C.C.S. University, Meerut, India. He has cleared UGC-NET and UGC-SLET in Education. He has presented more than 40 papers in national and international conferences. He has published more than 20 research papers and articles in reputed peer reviewed journals. He has twelve years teaching experience at U.G. level and more than four years experience at P.G. level.
Narendra Kumar is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education in S.G.P.G. College, Sarurpurkhurd, Meerut. He obtained his M.Sc. (Chemistry), B.Ed., M.Ed., M.Phil., and Ph.D. (Education) degrees from C.C.S. University, Meerut, India. He has cleared UGC-NET, UGC-SLET, UGC-JRF and UGC-SRF in Education. He has been awarded Ex President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal. He has also been awarded Shikshak Ratan by G.V.G. Krishnamurthi in New Delhi. He has presented more than 50 papers in national and international conferences. He has published more than 30 research papers and articles in reputed peer reviewed journals. He has four years teaching experience at P.G. level and six years experience at U.G. level.