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Higher Education in India & Its challenges :

State Government Victoria Australia presents India Education Summit 2014: conceived and organized by Businessworld. Over the past decade, India has made laud...
APM Group's curator insight, September 11, 2014 7:52 AM

Education in India despite of high quality is always questioned for its practicability. Most of the basic schools are yet to be modernizing in their approach. The basic thing that I found in Indian school is the absenteeism of the latest trends like facility management, housekeeping services and others.!

Indian Universities Still Lag in World Rankings

Indian Universities Still Lag in World Rankings | SCUP Links |

The three ranking surveys use methodologies that emphasize academic research and faculty citation in journals, followed by other measures like employer reputation, academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, and the international composition of faculty and students. Indian universities lose out on many of these fronts. In addition to lack of research citations, they perform badly on other metrics like faculty-to-student ratios and lack of internationalism.

To be sure, there is a debate around rankings methodology and whether it is fair to rate Indian universities against older and richer Western institutions.

“India has domestic priorities to educate more young people,” said Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Still, he said, “there should be an elite group of institutions that focus on global competitiveness.”

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Intense: "Competition to get into elite state-run colleges is fierce. Last year, 512,000 applicants sought admission for 9,647 spots in the 15 technology institutes and the Indian School of Mines. Indian news media regularly report on the exorbitant percentages required of graduating high school students to gain a spot at state-run institutions like Delhi University or Bombay University, sometimes upward of 99 percent in certain colleges for degrees in commerce or technology."

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