Rethinking Public University: The Moral Crisis of Higher Educational Institutions in India

By - 3 October 2022

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3 October 2022

The recent fee hike in Allahabad University has again brought the question of why public universities are becoming exclusive and why they are forced to implement policies which stand against the spirit of a public-funded educational system.

In the case of Allahabad University, the university administration said the fee hike is the requisite attempt to cope with changes being proposed in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. As per the NEP 2020, universities and colleges are supposed to recruit more teachers and start new professional courses. The challenges being faced by most of the public universities in India is an expected outcome of neoliberal interventions which laid down the foundation of privatisation of public goods and retreat of the state from welfare politics.

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