The Advisory Committee of the Global Forum consists of leading scholars interested in emerging issues of Indian Higher Education within an increasingly global context. They suggest topics and themes to be included on the Forum; are regular writers of ‘think pieces’; review books; provide information about significant events and conferences; and more generally promote the Forum among their various networks.
Hemlata Chari is Deputy Director of the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education at University of Mumbai. She has written extensively on international and comparative education.
Saumen Chattopadhyay is an Associate Professor at the Zakir Hussain Centre of Educational Studies at JNU. He is an economist of Indian higher education.
Dr. Rahul Choudaha is Director of Development & Innovation at World Education Services (WES), New York. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver and edits a blog on higher education trends: www.DrEducation.com
Amita Chudgar is trained in Economics (India), Development Studies (UK) and Economics of Education (USA). She is currently an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University’s College of Education.
Sangeeta Kamat is an associate professor in education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has written widely on Globalization and education reform, critical theory, gender and South Asia.
Simon Marginson is a professor at the Centre for Studies in Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. He is one of the world’s leading scholars in international and comparative studies of higher education. His most recent book examines issues of international student mobility and experiences.
Amitabh Mattoo is Director of the Australia India Institute. A leading scholar of international relations, he has been a member of the National Knowledge Commission in India, and the Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University.
Eric Meadows is a researcher at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute at Deakin University in Australia. He was previously Pro Vice Chancellor (International) there and previously served as a senior Australian diplomat in India.
Bhikhu Parekh is a leading philosopher who has written extensively on liberal theory, racism, multiculturalism and the new politics of identity. He is a member of the House of Lords, UK.
Alok Rai is a professor in English at the University of Delhi. He has written extensively on the humanities and the cultural politics of languages in India, including a widely-read monograph, Hindi Nationalism.
Aromar Revi is the Director of the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), an interdisciplinary national educational institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.
Pradeep Taneja teaches in the Department of Politics at the University of Melbourne. His research expertise is in Indian and Chinese politics.
Jandhyala BG Tilak, Professor at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, is an economist of education and a critical policy analyst of Indian higher education.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.