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Kuriakose, Francis; Iyer, Deepa Kylasam – Higher Education for the Future, 2016
The problems, policies and debates on the quality and access of research cannot be decoupled from higher education in an educational system like that of India where the impact of primary, secondary and higher education is sequential. The article traces the idea of education from the early Greek and Indian philosophers, the university tradition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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Mitra, Anuneeta – Higher Education for the Future, 2015
This article is an attempt to build an empirical ground for supporting the increased role of public funding in higher education. The rationale for the same becomes pertinent in the current scenario when "public good" nature of higher education is rapidly eroding. Various measures like the proportion of GDP/GSDP spent and the trend of per…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Higher Education
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Najeeb, P. M. – Higher Education for the Future, 2014
In India, most of the deliberations on social inclusion in higher education focus on enhancing the gross enrollment ratio (GER) among socially disadvantaged people. New colleges and universities are started in backward areas which are diagnosed with low GER and more deprived students get access to higher learning. A quantitative approach which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Higher Education, Disadvantaged
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Panigrahi, Jinusha – Higher Education for the Future, 2014
The article examines the question of access to higher education (HE) in the context of unprecedented and irreversible changes in the higher education sector in the current scenario. It is based on a comparative study that seeks to probe the question of access based on a secondary data analysis using the NSSO data regarding household consumer…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Sumithra, S.; Vardhan, R. Vishnu; Aruna, C. – Higher Education for the Future, 2014
In India, the gross enrolment ratio has increased from 13.1 per cent in 2007-2008 to 15 per cent in 2011-2012 which moves the country from elite to a mass higher education system. This article seeks to examine the enrolment of scheduled caste (SC) students across various states in the country and the expenditure by each state and its effect on SC…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrollment, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis