Prof. Mona Khare

Selected Publications of Prof. Mona Khare on different Aspects of Higher Education in India

Trends and strategies towards internalization of higher education in India by Prof. Mona Khare

 Abstract

Trends and Strategies towards Internationalisation of Higher Education in India by Prof. Mona Khare was published in 2021 which covers the following points which has wide spread implication for the higher education in India, the paper broadly cover the following aspect of internationalisation of higher education with regard to”

  • Study aims to explore what are the past trends in internationalisation of higher education in India and how internationalisation strategies are aligned to make India a regional education hub
  • The article is mostly based on the data sources from the secondary sources.
  • This article is an analytical update on India’s higher education internationalisation and can be a valuable resource for policymakers, analysts as well as researchers.
  • Internationalisation of higher education in India is lopsided and may become a drain on Indian economy if not balanced soon.
  • India is now focussing to correct its adverse inbound–outbound international student (IS) mobility
  • International credibility of Indian higher education rests largely on quality augmentation.
  • It is a mix of non-academic and academic factors leading to improved quality of teaching, learning and competency-building in the higher education institutions rather than financial doles and incentives.
  • Internationalisation of higher education to become viable and financially sustainable and requires more comprehensive institutional efforts and mechanisms to bring in fee-paying ISs, research grants and multinational industry endowments.
  • With more fee-paying outbound students and more non-fee-paying or highly subsidised inbound student growth, the situation is already critical in terms of financial implications.
  • This can have long-term implications of societal divide arising out of “global academic impoverishment” of majority Indian students unless state-supported assistance to ensure equitable access to international opportunities is provided to the needy students in the country. Originality/value –

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Employment and Employability of Higher Education Graduates in India: Challenges and Employer Needs by Prof. Mona Khare

Major Findings

  • Improving the employability and job preparedness of graduates is important for both – the higher education sector and the industry sector
  • The unparalleled demand for higher and professional education in the country led to rather haphazard and unsystematic growth in this sub sector of education, with virtually no planning.
  • Most of the institutions in the country, failed to keep pace with the latest developments in basic disciplines, knowledge and technology.
  • Outdated curriculum, institutional apathy, faculty resistance to change and adapt, poor governance and quality control, infrastructural bottlenecks can all be held responsible in some measure or the other for the rising discontent of the employer community with the kind of graduates coming out of higher education institutions.
  • More importantly, these problems plague the general education sub sector more acutely, the one that has a major share in India’s higher education enrolments and educated job seekers.
  • This has serious ramifications not only for the current but also future growth of the country as more and more unemployable educated youth coming out of such a system will be more of a burden

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Need and Rationale for Gender Budgeting in Higher Education in India by Prof. Mona Khare

 Brief

Gender equality in education is one of the core elements outlined in several earlier global commitments including the recently formulated United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite several efforts by countries across the world, the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of girls drops down sharply from primary through secondary to tertiary education which has larger implications regarding their empowerment and economic contribution in the development process. Gender Budgeting, as a fiscal accountability mechanism with a gender lens to public financial management, has been embraced by several countries to analyse the gender components in public spending across all sectors and evaluate their outcomes. India adopted Gender Budgeting as a compulsory exercise in all sectors and departments in 2005. This paper analyses Education Sector Gender Budgeting in India with focus on higher education and by the objectives of adequacy, responsiveness and impact. It argues for a growing rationale to implement Gender Budgeting in Higher Education in the country with greater analytical planning and purpose.

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 Gender Mainstreaming in India: Perspectives & Concerns by Prof. Mona Khare

 Brief

Good Gender Budgeting relies heavily on data so that policies, programmes and budgets can be evidence-based rather than based on myths or assumptions. Data are both for the budgeting process and to make informed decisions. Even, simple spatial analysis with sex-disaggregated data can provide insights into the real need and problem. Only then can money flow to the right people at the right places. Several states in the country can be seen performing poorly on several fronts in attaining gender equality in education. The situation in the Indian education sector is more complex given its rising numbers and increasing diversities on campus, socio-cultural, regional connotations to the existing biases. Region-specific interventions through Spatial mapping at sub-national further down to district/block/village level may be more helpful. (READ full article)

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Inbound Student Mobility in Indian Higher Education: A Concern for Gendered Realities by Prof. Mona Khare

Brief

The top agenda of “India becoming a education hub” is profuse in policy discussions. In its desire to emerge as a regional education hub, there is a marked shift in India’s approach, which consists of becoming proactive at the systemic level to promote IaH targeting at improved inward mobility. Several programmatic steps led by the government have been taken to make India an attractive destination. Among government’s major initiative are Global Initiative of Academic Networks, Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, Institutions of Eminence have focused on tapping the talent pool of foreign competitive-academics. The draft National Education policy 2019 vis-a-vis the previous policies on education clearly reflects India’s strategic intentions that aim to facilitate student and faculty mobility, to build international partnerships for research, cross-border delivery of higher education and ease the enrolling processes for IS.

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INDIA Higher Education Report 2020, N. V. Varghese and Mona Khare (NIEPA)

Other publications of Prof. Mona Khare

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