Higher Education in India: In Search of Equality, Quality and Quantity
Jandhyala B. G. Tilak (Ed.)
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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.

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.

It 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.

Jandhyala B. G. Tilak is professor at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi.

Jandhyala B. G. Tilak

Part I: Democracy, Equality and Universality
1. Equality and Universality
André Béteille
2. Democracy, Plurality and the Indian University
Shiv Visvanathan

Part II: Equality to Inclusion in Higher Education
3. Education for Equality: The Case of Scheduled Castes in Higher Education
Suma Chitnis
4. Exclusive Inequalities: Merit, Caste and Discrimination in Indian Higher Education Today
Satish Deshpande
5. On Backwardness and Fair Access to Higher Education: Results from NSS 55th Round Surveys, 1999–2000
K. Sundaram
6. Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action
Rakesh Basantand Gitanjali Sen
7. Case for Caste-based Quotas in Higher Education
Jayati Ghosh
8. Impact of Reservation on Admissions to Higher Education in India
Thomas E. Weisskopf

Section III: Excellence in Higher Education
9. ‘Standards’ in Democratised Higher Education: An Analysis of the Indian Experience
Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph
10. Higher Education and Research: Roots of Mediocrity
A. M. Shah
11. Contractual Arrangements in Academia: Implications for Performance
Errol D’Souza
12. Graduate Unemployment in India: G. D. Sharma and M. D. Apte

Section IV: Case Studies on Higher Education
13. The University of Mysore: A Case Study in Decentralisation
Glynn L. Wood
14. Private and Social Returns to Higher Education: A Case Study of Delhi Graduates
D. P. Chaudhri and Potluri Rao
15. Parallel Colleges in Kerala: Enrolment, Costs and Employment
R. Gopinathan Nair and D. Ajit
16. Financing of Universities in Gujarat
D. T. Lakdawala and K. R. Shah
17. Social Behaviour of Students: A Women’s College in Mysore City
Chitra Sivakumar
18. IITs Yesterday and Tomorrow
Amrik Singh

Section V: Public Expenditure on Education
19. Public Subsidies in Education in India
Jandhyala B. G. Tilak
20. Determinants of Expenditure on Education: An Empirical Analysis Using State-level Data
Anindita Chakrabarti and Rama Joglekar

Section VI: State, Markets and Globalisation
21. Higher Education in ‘Trishanku’: Hanging between State and Market
Jandhyala B. G. Tilak
22. Globalisation, Higher Education and Gender: Changing Subject Choices of Indian Women Students
Karuna Chanana
23. The Market in Higher Education: Concern for Equity and Quality
Saumen Chattopadhyay
24. Internationalisation of Higher Education: Strategic Implications
Samuel Paul
25. Globalisation: What Does It Mean for Higher Education?
Deepak Nayyar

Section VII: Towards Reforming Higher Education
26. Restructuring Our Universities
Amrik Singh
27. Reform of Higher Education
V. M. Dandekar
28. Higher Education: Critique of the Knowledge Commission
M. Anandakrishnan
Commission versus Commission in Higher Education
Thomas Joseph
Knowledge Commission and Higher Education
Jandhyala B. G. Tilak
29. Universities as Public Institutions
André Béteille

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