Eldho Mathews

Eldho Mathews is a senior researcher in Indian higher education at the  New Delhi office of a leading  international consulting firm. He previously worked as Head, Internationalising Higher Education (South India) at the British Council and as a full-time consultant with the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s National Higher Education Mission (RUSA) and the education division of the Planning Commission of India. He started his career as a research officer with the State Higher Education Council under the Ministry of Education, Government of Kerala after obtaining his research degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His current research interests include higher education policies of India during the post-liberalisation period, internationalization, role of philanthropy  and post-Mao reforms in Chinese higher education system.


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February 4, 2019
Prime Minister Modi is facing the challenge of re-election in May and has launched the Leadership for Academicians Program, which underlines the importance of international training for faculty in academic and administrative leadership.
April 14, 2015
Expansion access to higher education by increasing the number of institutions and number of seats alone cannot ensure the participation of students from the periphery of society.
September 25, 2014
Only a minority of Indian universities have significant alliances with foreign institutions for activities including delivery of courses,  joint research, or the exchange of staff and students.
August 11, 2014
Although the RIC countries have major differences in their political, economic and higher educational systems, they still have some fundamental similarities in the global knowledge system.
July 27, 2014
The inflow of research funding to India from foreign sources has risen in the recent years and partnering between institutions has become a highly lucrative business in some disciplines.
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