Problems in India’s Education System

Posted on August 20, 2006  Comments (0)

India’s faltering education system by Kaushik Basu, Professor of economics, Cornell University

A recent evaluation of universities and research institutes all over the world, conducted by a Shanghai university, has not a single Indian university in the world’s top 300 – China has six.

The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, comes in somewhere in the top 400 and IIT, Kharagpur, makes an appearance after that.

Read more about the best universities in the world.

Outsourcing of Indian Education by Pratap Bhanu Mehta

India has become a net consumer of foreign education – spending to the tune of $3 billion a year to train students abroad.

On the one hand, successful globalization requires that the state invest heavily in increasing access to education. But in higher education, globalization also requires the state to respect the autonomy of institutions so that a diversity of experiments can find expression, so that institutions have the flexibility to do what it takes to retain talent in a globalized world and, above all, respond quickly to growing demand.

The Challenges for India’s Education System by Marie Lall

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