What Budget 2019 Needs To Do To Boost India’s Flailing Higher Education Institutions

Mumbai: India is not investing adequately in its demographic dividend–the world’s largest–and its potential will slide further if the government’s last budget before general elections does not acknowledge this fact. India’s expenditure on higher education as a percentage of its total budget has remained largely stagnant, hovering around an average 1.47% over 12 years to 2018-19. […]

Opinion | Our education system needs to be rewritten

Education and health infrastructure are in appalling shape in the countryside. The gains made in enrolment in primary classes have proved to be of limited value because of serious shortage of worthwhile secondary and post-secondary education.(HT Photo ) Education is a slow moving area of public policy, and setbacks in its progress demand considerable effort and […]

Education, governance and growth

Education, as an essential component of human capital development, is a necessary prerequisite for achieving sustainable economic growth. Various economic growth models acknowledge it both as a short term and long term determinant of economic development and prosperity. Owing to lack of robust policy planning, Pakistan today confronts several formidable challenges on the economic, governance, […]

Higher education 2018: Far from turning the page

Are we turning the page on making some fundamental shifts in the way Indian institutes of higher learning are being equipped to deliver quality education and being granted the freedom to operate? Not quite. In fact, despite all the good intentioned policy announcements, academicians and some of the business leaders involved with the running of […]