The Thorny Excellence Initiative in India

Philip G. Altbach, Rahul Choudaha

Abstract


India enrolls 35 million students in its large and complex higher education system. In its ambition to enter world-class university rankings, the government has identified six “Institutions of Eminence.” The case of the “greenfield” Jio Institute exemplifies the thorny policy landscape and expectations of building a high-impact research university.


Keywords


World-class universities; rankings; India

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2018.95.10728

 

 

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