March 4, 2010
Indian and American Academics Talk Reform and Partnerships in New Delhi
Candace Feit for The Chronicle
For years India has watched other Asian countries power ahead to develop their higher-education systems. China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea have all spent billions to expand access, wire campuses, build laboratories, and underwrite international partnerships. Meanwhile, the world's largest democracy has limped along with an outdated, rigid, and ill-financed higher-education system.
But could that soon change? At a higher-education conference here this week that drew about