It is important to note that Indian Muslims are as diverse as the country’s dominant community, if not more so. Electoral polarization has given them a pan-Indian identity, but in effect they do not have one.
Join US India Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. on June 19 to discuss critical aspects of the Economy and Society of India in the backdrop of the newly elected NDA government in India.
US India Policy Institute expressed concern about the danger to 'Democracy and Institutions' in India and added that the state institutions, bureaucracy including the security agencies could be used to undermine India's 'unique social diversity'. Although no spectacular changes are expected soon after a possible NDA government, it will trigger a low pitch yet visible and sustained social engineering through Cultural Nationalism towards the stated goal embedded in the ideology of BJP to transform India into a 'Hindu Rasthra', or Hindu theocracy.
Due to failure of state as well as central government in providing higher education, private institutions have come up and most of them are offering poor quality education, says the recent report on higher education authored by Dr Abusaleh Shariff of the Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy, New Delhi and Amit Sharma, research analyst with the National Council for Applied Economic Research.
India Education Review, Feb 8, 2014
Access to education beyond higher secondary schooling is a mere 10% among the university-age population in India. This is the finding of a report "Intergenerational and Regional Differentials in Higher Education in India" published by the Washington, DC based US India Policy Institute.
Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar, Member of Parliament, India and a Patron of the Institute was invited for a 2-week tour of the US during March and April 2013.