Anamika Srivastava is Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School and a Fellow at International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building at OP Jindal Global University (JGU) situated in Sonepat, India. She is also the Assistant Director at Centre for International Trade and Economics Laws at JGU. Her research interest is in the area of economic approach in education policy. She is currently working on her Ph.D. research on ‘Education Production Function and the Study of Quality in Private Higher Education in India’ at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She has presented papers at national and international conferences on the topics of school choice, quasi-markets in education, education for sustainable development, and inter-disciplinarity in educational studies.
Is the policy focus shifting from school education to higher education in India?
25 Aug 2015
The overall allocation for education has been reduced in the 2015-16 union budget, with an increase in allocation for higher education and decrease in allocation for school education. In this article, Bharadwaj and Srivastava explore whether the policy focus is really shifting from school education to higher education. They argue that while it is important to focus on higher education and skill development to plug the gap created by poor quality school education, this can only be a transitory arrangement.
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