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Growth of Higher Education in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Economics, M.S.S.ís Arts, Com. Sci. College, Jalna, Dist. Jalna, INDIA
  • 2Department of Economics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Mareathwada University, Aurangabad, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 58-60, August,14 (2013)


In India the central Government and the state Governments are trying to nurture talent through focusing on the expansion of higher education. In the Year 1950-51, there were 30 universities and 695 colleges. This number has increased to 634 Universities and 33023 colleges upto December 2011. Though the number of colleges and institutions related to higher education has increased but there is disparity in the growth of higher education at the national level In India. In the process of expansion of higher education the problem of disparity has been also arised. It is responsibility of the U.G.C. to make more effective regulation over the higher education system in India. Merely growth of higher education will not serve the basic purpose of education policy. It is necessary to see that the Universities and colleges should provide quality education to the masses. In some Universities and colleges there is poor infrastructure, lack of skilled manpower, which are barriers in providing quality education to the age group of 18 to 22. There are also malpractices and unhealthy practices in some institutions related to the higher education. The U.G.C. should made effective regulation and try to control such malpractices.


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