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The Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives

C. Raj Kumar


The Indian higher education system commanded awe and respect in the ancient world. Important seats of learning like Nalanda and Takshashila attracted the best students and academics from across the globe. Unfortunately, over a period of time, our higher education system lost its global competitiveness. This is exemplified by the fact that not many Indian higher education institutions feature in the annual world university rankings like the Times Higher Education World University Rankings or the QS World University Rankings. At the same time, India’s aspirations to establish world-class univers ... More

Keywords: higher education, universities, excellence, institution building

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199480654
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199480654.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Raj Kumar, editor
Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University

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