India: World-Class Universities?

Philip G. Altbach, Jamil Salmi


India’s higher education and research sectors have been generally
underfunded, especially in view of the tremendous growth in numbers of
students. Compared to the other BRIC countries, the percentage spent on
education, 4.1 percent of GDP, is second to Brazil. This article explores the Indian higher education system with respect to its potential to create world-class universities.


India; BRICs; world class universities; research universities

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