Innovative Challenges in Indian University Education: Agenda for Immediate Future

  • M. L. Ranga
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 18)

Abstract

The spoken agreement between society and university education that provided expanding resources in return for greater right of entry for students as well as researchers and service to society has gone down, which at this moment demands some retrospection before setting for future agenda in this regard. This paper discusses some of the innovative challenges of university education in country like India. Challenges such as autonomy and accountability, the role of research and teaching, academic reform and the curriculum, and the implications of the massive expansion that have characterized universities in many countries are of primary concern here.

Keywords

Innovative challenges Indian universities Agenda for future autonomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Ranga
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  1. 1.Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisarIndia

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