India

Too Many IITs, Unrealistic Expectations

  • Philip G. Altbach Center for International Higher Education, Boston College
  • Eldho Mathews
Keywords: India, Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian higher education

Abstract

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), now 23 in number, are the “jewels in the crown” of Indian higher education in terms of quality, international recognition, and producing top graduates. But, in the past several decades, they have overexpanded, and some of them no longer offer top quality education. This article discusses the current condition of IITs and argues that their number should be reduced.

Author Biographies

Philip G. Altbach, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and distinguished fellow, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US. Email: altbach@bc.edu.

Eldho Mathews

Eldho Mathews is a higher education researcher based in New Delhi, India. Email: eldhomathews@gmail.com

Published
2021-07-12
How to Cite
Altbach, P., & Mathews, E. (2021). India. International Higher Education, (107), 41-42. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14589
Section
Articles