Higher Education in India in Search of Equality, Quality and Quantity 1 Edition
Edited By: Jandhyala B. G. Tilak
Publisher: Orient BlackSwan (2013)
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The book is a compilation of essays on the challenges Indian higher education system is facing today despite a massive geographical outreach.
While India has a potential embark on its journey on education super highway problems like inclusiveness, reservation policy and its impact on education system, the problems of mediocrity, scarce resources and the unemployment among the educated youth are some of the stumbling blocks in the way of achieving greater growth in education.
The vast network of around 634 universities and 33,000 colleges and 817,000 teachers from across the length and breadth of the country seem to be of no use in realizing its education goals.
In his introduction the editor Jandhyala B. G. Tilak traces the history of higher education in India from the days of Nalanda and Takshashila and goes on to underline the need for a vision and a roadmap to restore the higher education to its pristine glory.
Contents of the book
Part I: Democracy, Equality and Universality
1. Equality and Universality
2. Democracy, Plurality and the Indian University
Part II: Equality to Inclusion in Higher Education
3. Education for Equality: The Case of Scheduled Castes in Higher Education
4. Exclusive Inequalities: Merit, Caste and Discrimination in Indian Higher Education Today
5. On Backwardness and Fair Access to Higher Education: Results from NSS 55th Round Surveys, 1999-2000
6. Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action
7. Case for Caste-based Quotas in Higher Education
8. Impact of Reservation on Admissions to Higher Education in India
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