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‘There is a need to install effective and transparent regulatory mechanism for private institutions’

Ansari speaking at the launch of the book “The Education President,” said that one of the features of the expansion of higher education sector in India since independence, that has not received much attention, has been the increasing participation of private sector in higher education.

Vice President said that, private institutions account for around 59% of the total students in higher education however inadequate infrastructure and quality of education in these institutions remain a big concern.

Referring to NASSCOM-McKinsey Report of 2005 Vice President Ansari said that, the report found that only one-fourth of the engineers in the country are employable in the offshore information technology (IT) industry, moreover according to the National Knowledge Commission’s (NKC) working group on medical education there has been a decline in the standards and quality of graduates due to the rapid expansion of private medical and nursing colleges.

He said that, there is a need to install effective and transparent regulatory mechanism for private institutions of higher education in order to improve their quality as well as to make them more research oriented so that they can create knowledge on a sufficient scale.

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