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The Future of Higher Education in India

Editors: Bhushan, Sudhanshu (Ed.)

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  • Is a critique of present higher education reform measures aimed at privatization
  • Presents the directions of reform in favour of public higher education that serves public purpose
  • Presents analysis of the current policy on education In India
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The book analyses various challenges emanating from privatization, globalization and public financial crunch to understand the future directions of higher education in India. The book presents a careful understanding of structure, finance and governance of higher education and advocates a new way to look at increasing the capability of students to secure their future. Attention has also been drawn to the inequalities prevailing in the system of higher education and pursuing inclusive approach so as to have sufficient employment opportunities for students in the labour market. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 deals with the future in terms of university structure and functions, Part 2 deals with the future of financing higher education and Part 3 deals with capabilities required by teachers for the future of universities. It is an interesting collection of various themes in different chapters which are authored by serious researchers. All policy makers, university administrators and teachers and researchers of higher education interested in governance, financing, teaching as well as research in the area of higher education will find the contents of the book relevant. The book will benefit in understanding the challenges of higher education and help remodel the future of higher education in India. 

About the authors

Sudhanshu Bhushan is Professor and Head of the Department of Higher and Professional Education in the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA). He specializes in internationalisation of higher education, policy issues in higher education and educational planning. His present responsibility is to conduct and guide research and provide policy support to the Government of India. His recent contributions  include Quality Assurance of Transnational Higher Education: The  Experiences of Australia and India, Public Financing and Deregulated Fees in Indian Higher Education, and Restructuring Higher Education in India. He is the recipient of Amartya Sen Award 2012 for distinguished Social Scientist, an award instituted by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Contesting the Present in the Evolution of Public Higher Education

    Pages 1-20

    Bhushan, Sudhanshu

  • The Emergence and Expansion of Indian Universities Before Independence: A Historical Perspective

    Pages 23-40

    Sedwal, Mona

  • Teachers’ University Revisit to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

    Pages 41-53

    Bhushan, Sudhanshu

  • World Ranking of Universities: What Does It Entail for the Future

    Pages 55-76

    Chattopadhyay, Saumen

  • Global Wars, National Legacies, and State Controls: The Dilemmas of Institutionalism of Public Universities

    Pages 77-93

    Priyam, Manisha

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Higher Education in India
Editors
  • Sudhanshu Bhushan
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-061-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9061-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-060-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 328
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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