India: The next university superpower?

India has ambitious plans to increase graduate numbers in a way which would give it the size and status of an education superpower.

The figures are staggering. India’s government speaks of increasing the university enrolment rate from around 12% at present to 30% of the population by 2025 – approaching the levels of many Western countries.

It wants to expand its university system to meet the aspirations of a growing middle class, to widen access, and become a “knowledge powerhouse”.

It will mean increasing the country’s student population from 12 million to over 30 million, and will put it on course to becoming one of the world’s largest education systems.

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