Brookings India Column: Higher Education in India

23 Jan

On Dec 9, 2013, Experts in higher education converged at Brookings India to discuss some of the most pressing challenges confronting the sector. The panel – comprising Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor; Principal of Somverville College at the University of Oxford, Alice Prochaska; and the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, C. Raj Kumar – generated many interesting insights and ideas.

The four key points that were raised were:

 Ensure that quality is a focus when capacity is expanded
 Align learning in institutions with skills desired by the job market
 Make research a priority in academic institutions
 Impose stronger entry restrictions for private institutions, but reduce regulations that impede functioning

You can watch the video of the discussion here:

This is courtesy of Brookings India.

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