India Amidst a Global Competition for Its Talent: A Critical Perspective on Policy for Higher and University Education

  • Binod KhadriaEmail author
Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 36)


The chapter examines the trends and policies in India as a source country for the global supply of human capital, both in relation to professionals and tertiary-level students. Globalization is associated with a growing and mobile Indian knowledge diaspora of primary strategic importance to India, the USA and other countries. The chapter discusses the problems and opportunities that this creates for India, and then reviews the domestic supply of science and technology labour, the outputs of higher education and the problem of matching India’s participation in both the domestic and global labour markets with an uneven higher education sector that is as yet insufficiently coordinated and developed.


International Student Labour Force Participation Rate Brain Drain Reveal Comparative Advantage Indian Student 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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