India’s Private Universities: Solutions or Problems?

  • Krishnapratap B. Powar
Keywords: Indian higher education, public universities, private universities, access to education, social divide


In India, private universities are a response to the growing demand, in a demographically young country, for higher education; and the inability of the government to fulfill its social responsibility relating to provision of higher education. For the ‘haves’ they provide a solution to the problem of access. For the ‘have nots’ they are a social evil, responsible for widening the economic and social divide.

How to Cite
Powar, K. B. (2015). India’s Private Universities: Solutions or Problems?. International Higher Education, (81), 10-12.
Private Higher Education