Globalization of Indian Higher Education: Public and Private Innovations

By Augustine Bartning, Raj Chakrabarti and Shil Sengupta.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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In this paper, we examine the necessity that has emerged in Indian universities for robust student support and quality assessment methodologies for the retention of high calibre students and faculty. Moreover, we illustrate the enormous demand from the west for these types of services to be offered in Indian private and public universities. In particular, many new innovative private and public university programs and infrastructures have developed that address the demands of cross circulation with western academic programs. Are such methodologies, modeled closely after those in the West, encountering success in higher education institutions in thriving, developing nations, like India? Should they be modified to coalesce with the current departmental and administrative structures within Indian institutions? We focus our attention in this article on India – which has one of the fastest growing higher education markets in the world.

Keywords: Assessment, Indian Higher Education, Student Support

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.23-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.126MB).

Augustine Bartning

Director, International Learning and Strategies, Keeling & Associates, LLC, New York, USA

Mr. Bartning (BS, Georgetown University) is Director of Institutional and International Strategies at Keeling and Associates, a higher education consulting firm located in New York City that specializes in student support infrastructures and institutional assessment strategies.

Dr. Raj Chakrabarti

Founder, Purdue University, Princeton, USA

Dr. Chakrabarti (AB Harvard; MA, PhD Princeton) is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University and and founding member of the Chakrabarti Foundation, a nonprofit that supports education in developing countries. He works with several leaders in the arena of international higher education to develop strategies for higher education reform in India. He also moderates an international forum on science education in developing countries in collaboration with the Infinity Foundation, Princeton, NJ.

Shil Sengupta

Research Associate, Smith College, USA

Mr. Sengupta’s (BA Stanford, MA Harvard) research centers on interdisciplinary and intersubjective dialogue. Under the Krupp Fellowship, he designed and implemented his own academic curriculum in comparative cultural studies at Judische Oberschule in Berlin, Germany. At Harvard, he developed a systematic theory of recognition and has lectured on this theory at the University of Delhi and the Institute of Management in Calcutta. He is currently compiling his lectures for publication while pursuing graduate study in psychotherapy.

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