Privatization and Unequal Access in India

  • Vishal Jamkar Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Christopher Johnstone Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
Keywords: India, massification, privatization, GER, Dalit, Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Class (OBC), equity

Abstract

The massification of Indian higher education is accompanied by a proliferation of private universities. The relaxation of several national policies has reduced the proportion of students from historically marginalized groups, while maintaining the dominance of higher caste and class students from the Hindu majority. With privatization, there is a need for stronger equity policies to avoid perpetuating the privilege and status of elite and powerful groups.

Author Biographies

Vishal Jamkar, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Vishal Jamkar is a PhD student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, US. E-mail: jamka003@umn.edu.

Christopher Johnstone, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Christopher Johnstone is associate professor at the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. Email: johnstone@umn.edu.

Published
2021-04-12
How to Cite
Jamkar, V., & Johnstone, C. (2021). Privatization and Unequal Access in India. International Higher Education, (106), 34-36. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14545
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