Reviving Higher Education in India

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The Brookings Institution India Center


Reviving Higher Education in India Hindi India has seen a dramatic increase in the capacity of its higher education sector in the last two decades. Enrollment in higher education has increased four-fold since 2001. However, many important questions such as the quality of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and employment of graduates merit further examination. In this report, the authors address these questions by examining the enrollment trend and patterns; graduation and employment patterns; and the quality assurance framework for HEIs in India. They also track the policy shifts that enabled this expansion. They offer context to India’s expansion by comparing it to other countries. They also compare the growth of India’s higher education sector to that of China over the last 25 years.



education, higher--government policy, educational attainment, India