Mapping Perceptions of Universities of HE in India: A Comparative Analysis using DEA and Quantile Regression - Dr. Jinal Parikh

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The Background

• According to a recent report published by EY, India has remarkably transformed its educational landscape with one in four graduates in the world being a product of her system.

• India is also among top 5 countries globally in cited research output, with 23 Universities in global top 200.

• The Government of India (GoI) has undertaken massive structural and systemic changes in higher education like reforms in • governance, • intensive use of technology, • transition to a student-centric paradigm of education, • expansion of access and • qualitative improvement.

• Despite these efforts by the GoI, India’s GER is much lower (26.3%) than the global average of (36.7%) in addition to many Indian students choosing to study abroad.

• There are 50,000 higher educational institutions operational in India.

• 907 Universities currently exist in India. These include 399 state Universities, 126 deemed to be Universities, 48 central Universities and 334 private Universities.

• Nearly 300 million students are pursuing education in India and the value of the education market in India in FY 19 is pegged at $101bn.

• Most importantly, MHRD, India announced a new education policy on July 29, 2020 after three decades(NEP-2020) and it is expected set the pace for the sector which caters to 25% of the country’s population.

• Headed by the Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, a committee of nine experts had drafted the National Education Policy, 2019 and shared the draft for seeking inputs and suggestions on June 10, 2019 from citizens of the country.

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