| June 15, 2015
Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have maximum number of Private Universities. In Uttar Pradesh alone, out of the 21 private universities in the state, politicians have an active stake in the management of seven universities. Another seven universities have businessmen holding key positions. In at least one of these universities, the vice chancellor and his relatives have been accused of rape and murder of one of their students. Thirteen of the private universities do not have any accreditation till date.
Apart from the aforesaid example there are several allegations against private colleges and deemed universities. This is despite the fact that India needs private investment to meet the requirement in Higher education sector.
Conservative estimates showed that by 2006 India required “at least 3,000 more universities each having the capacity to enrol not less than 10,000 students” to meet its demands.
A paper by Centre for Public Policy Research examines the higher education scenario in India and points out why very few serious investors invest in higher educational sector. It identifies the problems and suggests that a possible change in perception towards higher education would be most desired in the current milieu.
Read full paper here
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