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Higher Education In India: New Perceptions and Perspectives

Author Name: H.V. Deshpande | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

Higher Education in India: New Perceptions and Perspectives is meant for all those who are working in the field of higher education (HE) and for all those who care for HE in India today.

It discusses the philosophy, the legacy, the crisis in HE and the efforts to overcome them. It reviews all the main reports of all the commissions and committees appointed to form HE policy and to reform the system in the context of globalization of HE. It also provides a review of NAAC efforts to enhance the quality of Indian HE Institutions.

Theory and practice are combined in this book to make it up to date and practically very useful to all the stakeholders of HE in India.

The book is clear in views, highly informative in its contents, lucid in its style and a recent comprehensive statement with clear ‘perceptions’ and ‘perspectives’ of the HE scenario in India today. It is the outcome of 50 years of continuous contemplation of the author. It is a critique of Indian HE in the context of national development and global knowledge society.


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H.V. Deshpande

Principal Dr. H.V. Deshpande was the Principal of Ajara College, Ajara Dist. Kolhapur, founder member and working President of Sindhudurg Sahitya Sangh, Sawantwadi, Secretary of All India Marathi Natya Sammelan, Sawantwadi, Member of the Senate, Academic Council and Faculty of Arts of Shivaji University, Kolhapur, President of Shivaji University English Teachers’ Association, recipient of ‘Gunavant Shikshak Puraskar’ Shivaji University, Kolhapur, two Olive Reddick Awards (for research) of Indian Association for American Studies, State Award for excellent NSS work, EC member of the IAAS twice and of Indian Colleges Forum ( ICF). He is a recognised guide for M. Phil and Ph. D. research and a referee for a few universities in Maharashtra, NAAC Assessor, and he has 38 years of degree teaching and 22 years PG teaching (English) experience to his credit.

His writings include Sunderwaditeel Sahitya Chintane, Literature and Literary Criticism: Indian and Western Perspectives, Pearl Buck’s Fiction: East-West Cultural Encounter, and Research in Literature and Language: Philosophy Areas and Methodology. He has edited and translated several books and many articles and has published research papers in reputed journals in India and abroad.