India's Proposed Reforms: Somewhat Half-Baked

  • Philip Altbach
Keywords: Reform and Change, Academic Quality, Assessment and Accreditation, India


The reform policies on higher education taken by the Indian central government are criticized in Kerala, a region in South India with many well-educated people. The overriding criticism is that the reforms link Indian higher education to global trends of commercialization by opening the higher education system to foreign institutions. Accreditation in higher education is also a problem in India. The additional proposal of setting up a government university in each of India's states is unrealistic, too. The flaws in India's grand plans seem rather clear.
How to Cite
Altbach, P. (2010). India’s Proposed Reforms: Somewhat Half-Baked. International Higher Education, (61).
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