University education in India has a long history of its own and has a long tradition of learning. The Indian higher education system is facing an unprecedented transformation in the coming decade and is poised to witness major growth in the years to come as India will have world’s largest tertiary-age population and second largest graduate talent pipeline globally. The digital-age education system calls for personalized and dynamic methods of learning, a better-equipped faculty, new parameters to gauge student and faculty performance, and innovative models of funding. A broader and a more collaborative coalition among educational institutes, employers, students, professionals, regulators, and government entities can help plug the existing gaps and drive reforms in the Indian higher education sector.
Higher education has drastically evolved in India pertaining to number of universities, colleges, and centres for open learning. There are over 700 universities and 34000 colleges that have sprawled up in India over the past few years, which include duly recognized and well-performing private universities. Immense growth in the overall structure and method of teaching can be found in globally-acclaimed Indian institutions like IIMs, IITs and B-Schools, imparting competitive higher education to millions of college pass-outs each year.
The higher education system in India has grown in a remarkable way to become one of the largest system of its kind in the world. Coupled by spreading urbanization and rising income levels, the demand for higher education is likely to touch new pinnacles of growth. With that in mind, the Higher Education Digest presents the “10 Must-Watch Universities of the Year 2020” to recognize and appreciate the efforts put by the educational institutes to keep up with the trends in the ever-changing industry and shape their students to be ready to face them.