What ails higher education in India?

By - 7 November 2022


7 November 2022

Barring the Kendriya Vidyalayas — and, of late, government schools in Delhi — the state of most government schools is pathetic. On the other hand, although 75 per cent of higher education is in the private sector, the best institutions — IITs, IIMs, NITs, AIIMS, NLS — have all been set up by the government. Despite having the largest base of 900-plus universities in the world, only 15 higher education institutions from India are in the top 1,000.

Excellence in higher education is impaired by: ineffective leadership; unsatisfactory talent sourcing of faculty and students; and poor governance.

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