A Half-Century of Indian Higher Education: Essays by Philip G Altbach

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Pawan Agarwal
SAGE Publishing India, Nov 13, 2012 - Education - 628 pages
A Half-Century of Indian Higher Education features a select collection of writings on Indian higher education by Professor Philip G. Altbach. Professor Altbach′s research papers and articles on Indian higher education—published in journals, periodicals, newspapers and books worldwide—not only established him as a noted expert on Indian higher education but also inspired numerous studies in this area.

This volume, edited by Pawan Agarwal, brings together 34 seminal writings of Professor Altbach on universities and colleges, knowledge production and distribution, academic profession, globalization and open-door policies, academic publishing, campus politics and comparative studies on Indian and Chinese systems. The articles provide an invaluable access to the various issues that have profoundly shaped India′s higher education system during the last five decades. They give a comprehensive reading of the development of higher education in post-Independence India in a simple yet gripping style and affirm Professor Altbach′s enduring commitment to this area.

The book includes in-depth reflective articles for each of its seven sections by well-known experts on higher education. It also features an insightful interview with Professor Altbach that illuminates many vital areas of higher education worldwide.

 

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Contents

The Case of Maharashtra India
277
21 Neocolonialism and Indian Publishing
292
India as a Case Study
296
The Case of India
362
English as the Dominating Academic Language
379
Campus Politics
387
Now and Then
389
25 The Transformation of the Indian Student Movement
393

8 Can India Garner the Demographic Dividend?
92
Academic Profession
95
Whither the Academic Profession in India?
97
The Ambivalence of the Indian Academic
102
The College Teacher in Bombay
125
Regional Issues and Challenges
161
An Uneasy Relationship
163
11 Bombay Colleges
167
12 The University Context
191
13 Progressive State
222
14 Temples and WorldClass Universities
228
15 Right Concept Wrong Place
232
Globalization and OpenDoor Policies
235
Globalization and OpenDoor Policies
237
16 Beware of the Trojan Horse
241
17 Towards Creation of WorldClass Universities
245
18 Is Open Door in Higher Education Desirable?
249
Implications for India
253
Publishing and Language Issues in India
271
Publishing Language Question and the Future of Indian Higher Education
273
26 Anatomy of Indian Student Unrest
408
27 Indian Campus Politics
413
28 Student Politics and Higher Education in India
417
29 The Transition of the Bombay Student Movement
435
30 India and the World University Crisis
450
Historical Perspective and the Changing Scene
473
India and ChinaComparative Analysis
497
Comparing China and India
499
India and China in World Knowledge System
504
The Changing Status of the Academic Profession in China and India
520
Higher Education Systems in China and India
540
Interview with Philip G Altbach by Eldho Mathews
575
Indias Higher Education Challenges
582
Higher Education in India The Twelfth Plan and Beyond
595
Acknowledgments
612
Appendix of Sources
614
About the Editor and Contributors
618
Index
621
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About the author (2012)

Pawan Agarwal is serving as Adviser, Higher Education in the Planning Commission, where he has steered the formulation of the country’s Twelfth Plan for Higher Education. He has earlier worked as Director in the Ministry of HRD and Financial Advisor, University Grants Commission.

He has been a Fulbright New Century Scholar at Harvard University/Emory University, a visiting scholar and fellow at ICRIER, New Delhi and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education in University of Melbourne. He is the recipient of the Emerging Leaders Fellowship of the Australia India Institute for the year 2011–12 and Bloomberg-UTV Policymaker of the Year, 2012.

He has conducted studies for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Inter-American Development Bank, the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutions, the Observatory for the Borderless Education, and the Indian Council for International Economic Research. He has published on a range of higher education issues in India and comparative perspective in the South Asian context.

He has previously authored a book with SAGE India, titled Indian Higher Education: Envisioning the Future (2009).

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