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Quality Enhancement in Higher Education Institutions in India: Challenges Ahead

, Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India ; , Department of Management Studies, GVP College of Engineering (A), Visakhapatnam, India

IJVPLE Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 1947-8518 Publisher: IGI Global


Higher education system in India has been expanded in a remarkable way, particularly in the post-independence period, to become one of the largest systems of its kind in the world. However, the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) is far below when compared to developed and many developing countries. The Government of India has focused on increasing the access and ensuring equity during successive plan periods. The resultant growth, though impressive, failed to ensure desired Quality in Higher Education. Only a few Higher Education Institutions earned reputation for high quality services. Globalization has resulted in significant changes in the knowledge economy and ushered new conditions for the provision of higher education to cater the skill requirement all across the globe. Under these circumstances, focus on quality enhancement of higher education in India assumes greater significance. This paper analyses the growth of higher education in India, the major quality concerns, the government initiatives and challenges for enhancement of quality of higher education in India.


Rao, K. & Patro, C. (2016). Quality Enhancement in Higher Education Institutions in India: Challenges Ahead. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 6(1), 29-40. IGI Global. Retrieved March 27, 2023 from .