“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” – Albert Einstein. This is precisely the problem of today. The fault line starts at this juncture where the questions and curiosity meet up the stream lined formal education. When we look at the history of higher education in India, especially during the colonization period and immediately after the Independence, there are some policy decisions which have influenced and shaped today’s structure of higher education to a great extent.
This book openly puts forward so many existing and anticipated problems and challenges in the area of Higher education in current India. This book is a compilation of selected articles/papers from various areas of higher education. The editors have carefully selected chapters/articles from relatively unexplored or lesser explored and newly emerging areas of study. It could be used as a ready reckoner for the comprehensive understanding of current education scenario in India with specific reference to the challenges in higher education. The areas covered in this book are not limited to the classroom teaching learning but also incorporates the current/contemporary/ latest/updated policy changes and their implications on the system of higher learning. It will help the learners, teachers, managements, government, policy makers, philanthropists, industry, administration, bureaucracy and the related strata of the society to understand the challenges involved in the current system and to find some mutually benefiting sustainable solutions.
Preeti Oza, Faculty, St. Andrew’s College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Gurudutta P. Japee, Head of the Department, Department of Advanced Business Studies, School of Commerce, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and RUSA State Nodal Officer, Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Department of Education, Government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Part I: Academic Fractures: Causes and Effects
1. Fault Line in the Indian Higher Education System: An Introduction
2. Dichotomy at All Levels of Higher Education
Gurudutta P. Japee
3. Problematics of Dualism: Idea and Reality in Higher Education in India
Radha S. Gautam
4. Transforming an Idea into Reality
Ashish B. Gorvadiya and Manish B. Raval
5. Lack of Productivity in Higher Education
Fahmeeda F. Shaikh
6. System of Examination in Higher Education
Part II: Pedagogic Fissures: Whose Fault is it Anyways!
7. Educating the Student: A Perennial Challenge
Arundhati P. Dasani
8. Curriculum and Pedagogy in India: Sociological Perspectives
9. Education System, Process of Educating and Being Educated: Bridging the 3-E Gap
Ritu R. Agarwal
10. Schizophrenia of System in Higher Education
R.D.Modi and S.M. Pillai
11. Politicising the Higher Education
Part III: Policy Cripples in Higher Education: Stakeholders in Identity Crisis
12. Gender Inclusive Higher Education in India: Victim of Policy Crises?
Sunny Wadhwaniya and Pranjali Dighe
13. Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA): An Alternative Mechanism for Governance Problem in Higher Education
14. Pluralistic Society and Pluralistic Aspirations
15. Student Financing Versus Self-Financing in Higher Education
16. Problem of Governance in Higher Education
Kamal H. Kharecha
17. Idea of Higher Education
18. Acceptance of Parents as Stakeholders
19. Crisis of Communication Among All Stakeholders of Higher Education
20. The Concept and the Content of Higher Education
Sujata Wadhwa, Manish Padia and Audrey Barlow