Pawan Agarwal

Pawan Agarwal is a senior civil servant from India and author of a recent book, Indian Higher Education: Envisioning the Future (Sage, 2009). He developed substantial expertise in policy and practice of higher education while working at senior positions in the national government in India. His research focuses on financing and regulatory practices in higher education, private higher education, linkage of higher education with labor market, innovation, cross-border student flows, and related themes in South Asia and India in particular. For more information on Pawan Agarwal visit:

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February 8, 2011
 Young India has a comparative advantage in an ageing world but India can profit from it only through education. Thus, education and of late higher education has received a lot of attention. Increased government funding supplemented by buoyancy in household spending is a testimony of this. But increased resources are not enough, thus several measures to overhaul higher education governance have been initiated.
June 24, 2010
India has a huge unmet demand for higher education. Having a young population and with school enrollment expanding rapidly, this demand is destined to grow further. Country’s increasing prosperity with rapid economic growth mean that more people can now afford to pay for higher education. In this backdrop, there has been keen interest globally about India opening itself to foreign providers.
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