ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Leveraging International Influence through Higher Education

An analysis of state and institutional responses to COVID-19 demonstrates the importance of global interconnectedness of the goals and targets to prevent the pandemic’s spread. These rationales also underline how select Indian higher education and research institutions, with the support of the government, could play an important role to leverage their international influence in the emerging situation by tapping into new academic partnership opportunities in the global South.

Engaging the Corporate Sector

While it is undeniable that a favourable institutional policy environment for corporate sector participation in Indian higher education is needed, it is still unclear how this can be done given the fact that only a handful of private corporates in India have any history of genuine philanthropy in higher education. This article situates the recommendations of the Narayana Murthy Committee within these realities and explores the scope of cultivating a culture of private philanthropy based on voluntary income redistribution.

Paucity of Data on Indian Higher Education

The absence of vital data and the discrepancies in the existing data constantly pose questions on the credibility of the higher education database in India. An examination of this unfortunate situation with the suggestion of an institutional research model, which would help institutions to engage in a periodic review process to identify the strengths and weaknesses at various levels.
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