Tiffin Talk - What is the State of Indian Higher Education and its Contribution to the Global Economy

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19 March 2015 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Upstairs Seminar Room, Australia India Institute, 147-149 Barry St Carlton, The University of Melbourne, 3053

Every year India produces more than 1.5 million engineering graduates. Most OECD countries look at India as a source for technical professionals. The question is how good is the state of Indian education and what does it contribute to the world economy. In this quick survey, the state of Indian higher education is presented and considerable data is marshalled to show that India directly serves major economies of the world through emigration and the export of students and professionals.

About the Speaker:
Anthony P. D’Costa is Chair and Professor of Contemporary Indian Studies at the University of Melbourne. He has taught at Copenhagen Business School, Bordeaux Ecole de Management, University of Washington, and National University of Singapore. Of his several books, most recent one is After Development Dynamics: South Korea’s Engagement with Contemporary Asia (edited 2015 forthcoming Oxford UP), Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China with Amiya Kumar Bagchi (co-edited Oxford UP 2012), Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia (edited, Oxford UP 2012), and A New India? Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century (edited, Anthem 2010). He is working on globalization and the international mobility of IT workers from India to Japan (Routledge) and The Land Question in India. He has been a fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies, Fulbright-Hays, Korea Foundation, Social Science Research Council, World Institute of Development Economics Research, Abe (Japan Foundation), and POSCO Fellow, East West Center in Honolulu.

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