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Year: 2008



About the Book

The book explores emerging trends in private higher education at the international level in general and India in particular. Today with the emergence of knowledge-based and technology-driven economies, we find a sudden surge in the demand for highly skilled workforce. At the same time higher education is no longer seen as solely a state-funded socio-political priority but as a service that has attracted private initiative. The key questions are: Is private higher education desirable or has it become inevitable? Are there basic contradictions between public and private higher education or can public-private partnerships co-exist? Based on private higher education experiences in a few select countries, a modest attempt has been made to delve deeper into some of these issues. This publication should be of interest to all those who are interested in issues relating to higher education in Private Sector.

About Author

Asha Gupta, a Ph.D in Political Science, is currently the Director at the Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation, University of Delhi. A former principal, convener of the IPSA RC on Military's Role in Democratization and recipient of Shastri Indo-Canadian, Norwegian and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung research fellowships as well as UGC Career Award in Humanities, Dr. Gupta has several books to her credit including Education in the 21st Century: Looking Beyond University. She is also a PROPHE affiliate and Salzburg Seminar alumni.

Daniel C. Levy, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is a Distinguished Professor at SUNY Albany and the Director of Program for Research on Private Higher Education (PROPHE). He has many publications including Higher Education ands the State in Latin America: Private Challenges to Public Dominance; Building the Third Sector: Latin America's Private Research Centers and Nonprofit Development and (ed) Private Education: Studies in Choice and Public Policy.

K.B. Powar has been associated with Indian higher education for over four decades. He is presently Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, Dr D.Y. Patil University, Pune. He has previously been Professor of Geology, University of Pune (1976-86), Vice Chancellor, Shivaji University, Kolhapur (1986-92) and Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities (1993-2002). He has published widely on the earth sciences and higher education. He is the co-editor of the book on Private Initiatives in Higher Education


Asha Gupta
1 Access via Private Higher Education Provision
Daniel C. Levy
2 Institutional Evolution and Survival: Non-elite, Catholic Colleges in the United States
Mary Beth Collier
3 Faculty in for-Profit Higher Education: The University of Phoenix
Kevin Kinser
4 Institutional Diversity of Thai Private Higher Education
Prachayani Praphamontripong
5 Role of Private Higher Education in Human Resources Development in South Africa
Mahlubi Mabizela
6 Gender Stratification in Japanese Higher Education1: The Private Role
Makoto Nagasawa
7 Private Higher Education in the Current Indian Context
A. Gnanam
8 Role of Private Sector in Financing Higher Education in India
J. L. Azad
9 Self-Financing Higher Education: Issues and Concerns
L. C. Singh and Sudarshan Mishra
10 Private Higher Education in India: Maharashtra as a Case Study
K. B. Powar and Veena Bhalla
11 Public Private Partnerships in Medical Education: A Case Study7 of the Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Malaysia
J. S. Nagra
12 Outsourcing of Support Services in Indian Universities
A. K. Malik
13 Private Initiatives in Higher Education and Common Entrance Test: A Minority Perspective
Nabi Ahmad and Mohd. Abid Siddiqui
14 Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Private Higher Education
M. Aruchami and C. A. Vasuki
15 Quality Assurance in the Context of Private Participation in Higher Education
Antony Stella
16 Role of the NIIT in the Context of Global Changes Affecting Indian Private Higher Education
Parimal Mandke
17 Judicial Interventions and Private Higher Education in India
Asha Gupta
18 Commonality and Distinctiveness: Indian Private Higher Education in International Perspective
Daniel C. Levy

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