Equity in education is well recognized as central to achieving inclusive growth and development. The second in the series initiated by the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education of the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, India Higher Education Report 2016 focuses on the theme of equity in higher education. The report examines issues related to the expansion of higher education; economic, social, regional and gender inequalities and their implications on education; student diversity and discrimination; and the changing roles of the state, market and private sector in a period of massification of the education sector. The book also addresses topics on learning outcomes, and employment and employability of higher education graduates. The discussions in the book centre on the theoretical perspectives and empirical evidences. This book will be an important resource for academics, policy makers, civil society organizations, media and those concerned with higher education and development. It will also be useful to scholars and researchers of education, public policy, sociology and economics.
Preface - Professor Jandhyala B.G Tilak Acknowledgements Higher Education and Equity: Introduction to IHER 2016 - N.V. Varghese, Nidhi S. Sabharwal and C.M. Malish Part I Equity and Development The State, Markets, Equity and Quality in Higher Education - Rajan Gurukkal The Redefinition of Equality and Excellence and Declining Goals of Democratic Egalitarianism in Higher Education - Padma Velaskar Economic and Educational Inequalities in India: Access and Outcome Indicators for Different Socio-Religious Groups - Amitabh Kundu Private Sector and Equity in Higher Education: Challenges of Growing Unequal Access - Sukhadeo Thorat and Khalid Khan Part II Regional and Social Inequalities Regional Disparities in Availability, Access and Equity in Higher Education in India - Sachidanand Sinha Higher Education in India: Access, Quality and Structure - Vani K. Borooah Concerns of Minority Groups in Higher Education: The Plight of Muslim Community - M.M. Ansari Higher Education and Gendered Norms: Enabling the `Use' of Women's Education - Ratna M. Sudarshan Disability Rights in Higher Education: A Preliminary Investigation of Exclusion and Barriers in Indian Universities - Kalpana Kannabiran and Soumya Vinayan Part III Equity in Outcomes Equity and Excellence: A Study of Navodaya Vidyalaya - Madhusoodanan J., Nidhi S. Sabharwal and C.M. Malish Disparities in Outcome: Graduate Labour Market in India - S. Madheswaran and Smrutirekha Singhari Disparities in Graduate Employability Skills - Mona Khare Part IV Diversity and Discrimination Access and Exclusion: Mapping Social Diversity in Education in India - Ashwini Deshpande Equity in Higher Education: What Happens after Entry? - Wandana Sonalkar Diversity and Discrimination: Role of Higher Education for Civic Learning - Nidhi S. Sabharwal and C.M. Malish Index