REFORMS AND INITIATIVES IN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

Pooja Walia, Manju Manju

Abstract


Higher education is the most powerful tool to build a knowledge-based society. National Knowledge Commission (2006) recommended that there is a need to focus on quantity and quality of higher education. New reforms in the education system help to maintain creativity, adaptability and quality of education. There is a felt need for reforms in education due to sociological, political, economic and technological changes. In this context higher education in India is undergoing a big transformation in terms of structural, institutional, transactional and evaluation reforms. The digitalisation of higher education has also been initiated by the government of India in a big way. For the last two decades, the higher education system has positively leapt in various directions to meet the global challenges and ever-increasing demands of the society. This paper highlights reforms and new initiatives taken by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) for the higher education system of India.

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