Globalization and socio-educational inequalities: A study of privatization of higher education in India

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Abstract

India is the world’s largest democracy. The preamble of the constitution enshrines the values of a socialist, secular and equality. The aim was to create a society, based on fair and equitable distribution of resources and bringing the weaker sections to the mainstream of the society. However with the entry of globalization rapid changes were being made in the structural policy. Markets started taking over from where the state left off. It has been two decades and half since the liberalization, privatization and globalization phase was ushered in. Subsequently, privatization of education is rampant in each part of education system of India. The main objective of this paper is to find out socio‐educational inequality at higher education level and to explore the educational participation, attainment and performance of scheduled castes at higher education level. Basically, this study is an empirical and exploratory research. Data collection and analysis were done through the data triangulation methods in this research process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-142
Number of pages22
JournalSociology Study
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2011

Keywords

  • globalization
  • higher educational inequality
  • Scheduled Castes
  • privatization of education

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