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

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An International Dimension

Internationalization of Higher Education in India by Vidya Rajiv Yeravdekar and Gauri Tiwari, New Delhi, California, London and Singapore: Sage Publications, 2017; pp xliii + 284, 895.


Higher education in India is becoming increasingly global. This has led to the emergence of new models of international partnerships in the country. Being the second largest source-country of internationally mobile students, it is important that India’s efforts to internationalise higher education at home and abroad are analysed and understood in an academic context. Therefore, Internationalization of Higher Education in India is timely, as the higher education sector grapples with access, equity, and quality, while trying to climb the global ranking ladder and using that as an instrument to strengthen the country’s place in the global knowledge economy.

The book has eight chapters focusing on the Indian higher education landscape, with a foreword by the globally-recognised higher education expert Hans de Wit. Chapter 1 of the book highlights the history and evolution of the Indian higher education system. Chapter 2 introduces the concept of globalisation and internationalisation of higher education in India, with a section on the roadblocks to internationalisation. Cross-border student mobility and concerns around technical and procedural issues are underlined in Chapter 3. While Chapter 4
explains the regulatory policies and reforms that have enabled and challenged internationalisation in India, Chapter 5 draws a comparison between advancements made by Indian universities and universities in other Asian countries, with regard to internationalisation of higher education. Chapter 6 traces the emerging patterns of mobility among Indian students going abroad, followed by Chapter 7, which describes India’s standing in the global higher education space.

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Updated On : 20th Feb, 2018
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