The education business is expected to touch the US$ 50 billion mark by 2015. However, in the last ten years India has spent about US$ 100 billion of our very scarce foreign exchange on providing for higher education for parents sending their kids all over the world for quality education
Can India reap the benefits of having 64% of its population in the working-age group? Perhaps not!
Experts are of the view that one of the biggest spoilers of the party is the lack of excellence in India’s higher education system, which could jeopardize India’s opportunity of reaping the benefits of being the ‘youngest country’ in the world.
The two decades that followed liberalisation of India’s economy have been phenomenal game-changers, having revolutionised the country’s business environment to global presence and attractiveness.
By forging international partnerships, penetrating offshore markets, acquiring foreign trades and securing..,
Goal setting, academic leadership, inter-disciplinary study and responsible ‘education for profit’ mindset are the way forward for private higher education.
Higher education in India is an unfortunate juxtaposition of expansion and fall –a growth of numbers contrasted against nosediving standards.
India currently is at a stage in its development cycle where its focus on ‘Education for All’ is leading to a general neglect of post-primary learning particularly higher education in the country’ education strategies. Policy makers seem to be working on the assumption that high elementary and secondary education literacy rates are .
One of the hottest topics around the world is about campuses and universities that are in transition to be innovation platforms.
The question is: what kind of innovation platforms are being talked about? There are three basic things that are happening nowadays.
It is not enough anymore to build nice campuses; it should be for a..
Academia must impact business positively, create an innovation environment to promote higher research within the country and invest heavily in benchmarking global best practices.
What do academic institutions need to invest on? What should be their big focus areas?..
Mediocrity will not do. We must do our best. For the last 20 years, this dominant idea has intrigued me, every day of my life.
I am very happy to see organisations in India like the Institutional Excellence Forum put serious and focused attention on this vital game-changer in contemporary times.
If we have to make excellence work, and that’s precisely what I am talking about, the first thing that we look for in the university system is incentivizing research. It appears to be very simple but actually in our university system there is absolutely no incentive for research.
Little wonder then that even our top management and ..
IN A REMARKABLE INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS PRESSING ISSUES
ON QUALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA, INSTITUTIONAL
EXCELLENCE FORUM (IEF) HELD AN INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE ‘THE EXCELLENCE AGENDA: TRANSFORMING
INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA INTERFACE THROUGH EFFECTIVE
LEADERSHIP’ AT ‘THE GRAND’, NEW DELHI, ON MAY 3, 2013