Quality Enhancement in Higher Education

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HIGHER EDUCATION IN A REGIME OF GLOBALIZATION: DEVELOPING INTEGRAL PERSONALITY (Abstract) (Man is neither mere intellect, nor the gross animal body, nor the heart or soul alone. A proper and harmonious combination of all the three is required for the making of the whole man and constitutes the true economics of education. After independence, India adopted the approach of planned development of the country. In the post – independence period, higher education has expanded fast, and it is mostly public in nature. India has one of the largest Higher Educational Systems in world with more than 320 universities, 15,000 colleges, 4.8 lakh teachers and 12 million students. Since 1991, India is having structural adjustment in every sector…show more content…
The concept of change incorporates the idea of enhancement and innovation. “Innovation” like enhancement is a process of planned deliberate change. Like enhancement it is directed towards some notion of improvement but it does not necessarily result in this. Innovation is essentially about changing things and the departure from the old ways may be considerable, whereas enhancement often implies a gradual process building on what already exists. Innovators create, adopt and adapt. The research found that innovators were motivated by a combination of reasons that included personal belief and commitment, experience and opportunity, and the pressure. An innovation in teaching may but does not necessarily bring about improvements that enhance students learning. Innovations that fail to enhance student learning may nevertheless be seen by some as successes and become widely adopted if they meet other needs, eg for student autonomy, for economy, for bureaucratic efficiency or for more management control. It is the superior concept within which these forms of change are located. Enhancing something is fundamentally about trying to make the world a better place and succeeding in this enterprise, although perceptions of success may differ among the people involved. In this context, it is apt to remember the words of Rabindra Nath Tagore: "The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in
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