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Author: Andre Beteille
Jayati Ghosh/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Jandhyala B G Tilak
Publisher: Orient BlackSwan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788125051312
India has a large network of around 634 universities and 33,000 colleges with 817,000 teachers spread across the length and breadth of the country.Despite its massive geographical reach, higher education in India has had its share of problems.This volume is a collection of essays which discusses these problems like inclusiveness and the impact of reservation on education, the problems of mediocrity, shortage of funds, dwindling numbers of faculty and the unemployment of the educated youth, to name a few. The book includes diverse perspectives and case studies on a few educational institutes like the University of Mysore (pp. 239-251), IITs (pp. 309-25) to explain these issues.Tracing the history of higher education in India from the days of Nalanda and Takshashila, Jandhyala B. G. Tilak in his introduction explains why it is necessary to have a vision and a roadmap for this.About The Editor:Jandhyala B. G. Tilak is professor at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi.
ContentsIntroductionJandhyala B. G. TilakPart I: Democracy, Equality and Universality 1. Equality and Universality by André Béteille 2. Democracy, Plurality and the Indian University by Shiv VisvanathanPart II: Equality to Inclusion in Higher Education3. Education for Equality: The Case of Scheduled Castes in Higher Education by Suma Chitnis 4. Exclusive Inequalities: Merit, Caste and Discrimination in Indian Higher Education Today by Satish Deshpande 5. On Backwardness and Fair Access to Higher Education: Results from NSS 55th Round Surveys, 1999–2000 by K. Sundaram 6. Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action by Rakesh Basantand Gitanjali Sen 7. Case for Caste-based Quotas in Higher Education by Jayati Ghosh 8. Impact of Reservation on Admissions to Higher Education in India by Thomas E. WeisskopfSection III: Excellence in Higher Education9. ‘Standards’ in Democratised Higher Education: An Analysis of the Indian Experience by Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph 10. Higher Education and Research: Roots of Mediocrity by A. M. Shah 11. Contractual Arrangements in Academia: Implications for Performance by Errol D’Souza 12. Graduate Unemployment in India by G. D. Sharma and M. D. ApteSection IV: Case Studies on Higher Education13. The University of Mysore: A Case Study in Decentralisation by Glynn L. Wood 14. Private and Social Returns to Higher Education: A Case Study of Delhi Graduates by D. P. Chaudhri and Potluri Rao 15. Parallel Colleges in Kerala: Enrolment, Costs and Employment by R. Gopinathan Nair and D. Ajit16. Financing of Universities in Gujarat by D. T. Lakdawala and K. R. Shah 17. Social Behaviour of Students: A Women’s College in Mysore City by Chitra Sivakumar 18. IITs Yesterday and Tomorrow by Amrik SinghSection V: Public Expenditure on Education 19. Public Subsidies in Education in India by Jandhyala B. G. Tilak 20. Determinants of Expenditure on Education: An Empirical Analysis Using State-level Data by Anindita Chakrabarti and Rama JoglekarSection VI: State, Markets and Globalisation21. Higher Education in ‘Trishanku’: Hanging between State and Market by Jandhyala B. G. Tilak 22. Globalisation, Higher Education and Gender: Changing Subject Choices of Indian Women Students by Karuna Chanana 23. The Market in Higher Education: Concern for Equity and Quality by Saumen Chattopadhyay 24. Internationalisation of Higher Education: Strategic Implications by Samuel Paul 25. Globalisation: What Does It Mean for Higher Education? by Deepak NayyarSection VII: Towards Reforming Higher Education26. Restructuring Our Universities by Amrik Singh 27. Reform of Higher Education by V. M. Dandekar 28. Higher Education: Critique of the Knowledge Commission by M. AnandakrishnanCommission versus Commission in Higher Education by Thomas JosephKnowledge Commission and Higher Education by Jandhyala B. G. Tilak 29. Universities as Public Institutions by André BéteilleList of Authors