The Thorny Excellence Initiative in India

Philip G. Altbach, Rahul Choudaha


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.


World-class universities; rankings; India

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