As one of the three largest in the world, India’s system of higher education plays an important role in the global architecture of higher education, supplying a large number of students and academic staff to universities around the world. The issues Indian higher education confronts are therefore of potential interest to scholars, policy analysts, university leaders and employers around the world.
To India itself, higher education is critical to the country’s participation in the global knowledge economy, and its potential to become a leading center of knowledge creation and dissemination. Accordingly, India is now pursuing a vigorous program of reform that has given rise to a whole raft of complex issues. These issues are widely debated within India, but needed also is a global discussion of these issues, as India could learn a great deal from similar reforms elsewhere.
This Global Forum is therefore designed to stimulate conversations around policy developments in Indian higher education. It contains both information, through relevant lists of reports, books and articles, and opinions, with reviews and, more importantly, short ‘think pieces’, to which wide-ranging responses are invited. The Forum thus seeks to establish an international network of scholars interested in varied aspects of Indian higher education.
The Forum has been developed under the auspices of Australia-India Institute, with the support of a number of institutions, both in India and elsewhere. It is directed by Fazal Rizvi, a professor in Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne in Australia, with the help of Research Fellow Radhika Gorur. Please don’t hesitate to contact them with your ideas on this Forum.
Fazal Rizvi is a Professor in Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Born in India, Fazal was educated in India, Australia and the UK where he received his PhD from Kings College London. He has written extensively on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts; public policy in education, and theories of globalization and the internationalization of higher education. His most recent book is: Globalizing Education Policy (Routledge 2010).
Radhika Gorur is a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. Born and brought up in India, she has also lived and worked in Nigeria, Oman and Australia. She has a Master’s degree from Michigan State University and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on education policy, with a particular interest in evidence based policy, and more generally in how policy ideas evolve, circulate and stabilise.
Indian Universities to officially ban caste discrimination on campus reports DailyMail
New bill on innovation universities goes to parliament reports University World News
Private Players accused on stalling education bills in India reports University World News
Australia relaxes VISA rules for international students reports Hindustan Times
Indian Students fall victim to Burgeoning “fake” universities reports University World News
Marginal Higher Education Budget Rise Does Not Match Ambitions reports University World News
“Leeds-Met University, Quit India!”- Grassroots Protests erupt against first foreign campus reports University World News
Victoria to help drive India’s Higher Education Revolution reports The Conversation
43% more Indians are taking Graduate Record Examination (GRE) reports Deccan Chronicle
India makes plans to boost Social Science Research reports University World News
Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Kolkata IIMs make it to Asia Pacific top again reports The Times of India
Higher Education: Students forced to play numbers game reports University World News from the Financial Times
Knowledge Network to expand learning in India reports University World News
UGC 12th pan proposes greater autonomy for colleges with potential for excellence reports Indian Express
Delhi University announces 4 year undergraduate degree plan reports University World News
Do women scientists in India still face discrimination? check report at Smart Planet
Research Collaboration: Will this be new beginning of India-Pakistan friendship? check report in University World News
Indian students re-thinking study abroad with sharp decline in rupee reports University World News
Lawyers to protest Higher Education Bill in India reports University World News
High Education Bills sparks fear of “police raj” reports reports University World New
Student access soars, but still Indian Higher Education faces major challenges reports University World News
Desperate for higher education, Indian students turn to high-tech cheating reports University World News
INDIA: Implications of the foreign education bill reports University World News
Report to the People 2011 by National Innovation Council
INDIA: State seeks greater role for private sector reports University World News
INDIA: Government to link higher education institutes reports University World News
IIT Mumbai and Amity University submit bids for engineering campuses in New York City reports The Economic Times
INDIA: Improvements key for collaboration to work reports University World News
Challenges Facing Indian Higher Education, from The Fearless Nadia Occasional Papers
Can’t get seat in Delhi University, can make it to Ivy League, reports The Economic Times
Australia makes significant changes student visa requirements, reports the Times of India
Weak rupee to cost Indian students dear reports Business Standards
Second cutting-edge Max Planck Centre opened in India reports University World News
Foreign Universities Bill – corpus requirements may be amended, reports Business Standard
IMs changes admission strategies to increase diversity, reports the Times of India
2012 Annual Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) conference, 10-12 October 2012, University of Jammu, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Conference Theme: Education for a Changing World, Deadline for abstract and panel submission: 30 June 2012: Please scroll down this page to find detail CFP: http://www.wcces.net/events/index.html
Diaspora and Development: South Asian Diaspora Engagement in South Asia Organiser: Institute Of South Asian Studies (ISAS) & National University Of Singapore, Singapore, 25 – 26 September 2012. National University Of Singapore, Submission Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012: http://
Upcoming International Seminar on “Inclusion: Understanding children with disabilities to build inclusive communities”, January 11-12, 2012, Department of Social Work, Assumption College, Kerala, India, co-sponsored by Adelphi University, USA. For detail please contact: email@example.com
The Comparative Education Society of India’s annual conference will be held from 16-18 November, 2011 at Hyderabad in India.
The 40th Annual Conference on South Asia will be held on October 20 – 23, 2011 at the Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703. The Conference is hosted by the Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The 4th International Conference on Measurement and Evaluation in Education (ICMEE) occurs from 9-12 October 2011 in Penang, Malaysia. Visit website.
The 5th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2011) will be held in Singapore from September 16-18. Visit website.
The 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity (5APCEI) will be held in Perth, Australia, from September 26-28. Visit website.