Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Challenges and opportunities in Indian higher education
Author(s): Manish Yadav
Abstract: In the words of Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change the world”. In today’s times, countries around the globe are realizing the importance of powerful Education system and its association with economic success and development. Today development process is seen synonymous with education. From Indian perspective, its higher education system is the third largest in the world, next to the United States and China. Since independence, despite of odds and serious challenges, India has continuously been striving to develop its education field and has been successful in achieving important mile stones in its journey. Yet, there remains a lot to be done to make higher education system much better and in compliance with international standards. It needs greater transparency and accountability, the role of colleges and universities in the new millennium, and emerging scientific research on how people learn is of utmost important. The future of India depends on highly skilled and well educated people who can drive our economy forward. India has been sourcing highly skilled professionals to other nations, thus, it is only a matter of time that if this resource is developed and utilized efficiently, will transform our country from a developing to a developed nation. The current study aims to highlight the challenges and to point out the opportunities in higher education system in India.