|Inter-Generational and Regional Differentials in Higher-Level Education in India|
This paper highlights geographic, gender and social differentials in access to higher level education (HLE) in India. The analysis is based on rare data from the 64th round of National Sample Survey (NSSO) and is one of the first comprehensive studies on differentials in Higher Level Education in India.
This paper highlights the prevalence of English langauge; penetration of Higher Technical Education; the role of private sector in higher education; and Higher education’s impact in employment and GDP.
The paper presents evidence that the regional and socio-religious-community (SRCs) differentials are enormous. Interactions with place of residence and gender also present a highly differentiated, complex and compounding picture of iniquitous access to higher level education in India.