ERIC Number: ED200145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Problems of Higher Education in India. An Approach to Structural Analysis and Reorganization.
Joshi, K. L.
Problems facing higher education in India are examined in terms of systems analysis, structural changes, input-output ratios, and critical perspectives of the system itself. Part I (Introduction and Present Position) provides an introduction to the problems, information on the education commission, and planning in education. Part II (Higher Education and Systems) examines the economics of education, systems analysis, and structural changes and articulation. Part III (Structural Changes and Reorganization) discusses: structural changes and reorganization; the need for community/junior colleges in India; the open university; central responsibility; and the coordination of higher education in a federal system. Several suggestions are offered such as: (1) the need for clear definition of goals and purposes; (2) emphasis on the preservation of inherent quality and diversity; (3) spread of community/junior colleges across the nation; (4) the establishment of open universities; (5) advancement of social justice; (6) that associate in arts degrees be made generally available after the two years of post-10-year school education, to be followed by two- or three-year-degree courses in different faculties (a mix of the U.S.S.R. and U.S. systems); and (7) that all postsecondary education be properly coordinated and systematized. A listing of the universities in India are appended, and a bibliography and index are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Input Output Analysis, Open Universities, Organization, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Postsecondary Education, Systems Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (India).