Quality pp 213-236 | Cite as

Quality in Higher Education

  • Shyama Prasad MukherjeeEmail author
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Discussing quality in the field of education is treading on a slippery ground. The absence of a consensus definition of education coupled with the enigma of quality creates serious problems in this context. The inspiring idea of Swami Vivekananda that ‘education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man’ is too philosophical to allow assurance of quality in education imparted by and in an institution. Similarly, a statement like ‘quality is a way of life’ maybe a laudable one, but may not be of any help in the context of quality assurance in education. Education corresponds to a wide spectrum—covering formal, non-formal and informal education on one dimension, primary, secondary and tertiary or higher along a second dimension, liberal versus professional education along possibly a third dimension, besides similar other differentiations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of CalcuttaHowrahIndia

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