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Opportunities and Challenges for Private Universities in India
International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering (2016)
  • Sreeramana Aithal
  • P.M. Suresh Kumar
A State Private University is established through a State/Central Act by a sponsoring body
viz., a society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, or any other
corresponding law for the time being in force in a State or a Public Trust or a Company
registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. In a country like India, where higher
education is largely inaccessible and unaffordable to a substantial chunk of youngsters, the
possibilities that open up before a private university is enormous. While at the same time, it is
supposed to provide quality education and beat the competitors, resource constraints and
establishing brand image looms large as detriments. In this paper we have looked into the
challenges and opportunities of private Universities for imparting Higher Education in terms
of Establishment, Admission, Designing courses and Curriculum, Innovations in teaching and
learning processes, Research and development, Industry and external collaborations, Usage
of ICT, Student support and Progression, Expansion to global market, Governance,
Leadership and Management, Innovations and Best practices etc. The Advantages, Benefits,
Constraints, and Disadvantages of Private Universities for its stakeholders like students,
faculty members, parents, industries and society are also discussed. The opportunities and
challenges of National Institutional Ranking framework under stated criteria are analyzed.
  • Opportunities for Private universities,
  • Challenges for private universities
Publication Date
January, 2016
Citation Information
P. S. Aithal & P.M. Suresh Kumar, Opportunities and Challenges for Private Universities in India, International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering (IJMIE), Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 88-113, (January 2016).