Universities at the Crossroads (OIP)

Paperback | December 26, 2014

byAndre Beteille

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This book deals with the predicament of Indian universities, the objectives with which they were set up, and the extent to which they have remained true to those objectives. While the focus is on contemporary India, the book contextualizes the discussion in a historical and comparativeperspective. The author examines the causes and consequences of the rapid growth in the number and size of Indian universities since the middle of the twentieth century, and argues that the growth has happened both in response to the continuous expansion of knowledge and to meet the goals of socialinclusion. Written in an accessible style, Universities at the Crossroads will be invaluable reading for both scholars and lay readers interested in India's system of higher education.

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This book deals with the predicament of Indian universities, the objectives with which they were set up, and the extent to which they have remained true to those objectives. While the focus is on contemporary India, the book contextualizes the discussion in a historical and comparativeperspective. The author examines the causes and con...

Andre Beteille, FBA, is National Research Professor, and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology, University of Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.65 inPublished:December 26, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199455252

ISBN - 13:9780199455256

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Universities and Society2. Universities as Public Institutions3. The Expansion of Universities4. Universities at the Crossroads5. The School and the Community6. Access to Education7. The Making of an Inclusive Society8. Institutions and Networks9. Social Science Research10. Social Theory and Social Policy11. Universities in the Twenty-first Century12. The Viable UniversityIndex