Over the next two decades more than a million Indians are expected to enter the work force each month. Whether this becomes a demographic dividend or disaster will depend considerably on the quality of their education and skills. CASI’s work in higher education is designed to better understand critical challenges facing Indian higher education.
There are currently two research projects:
Governance & Reforms of India’s Higher Education System
A conference co-organized by CASI and Centre for Policy Research on Indian higher education was held in Delhi in July 2011. Conference papers will be published in a forthcoming 2014 edited volume.
“Indian Higher Education Reform: From Half-Baked Socialism to Half-Baked Capitalism” (with Pratap Mehta). CID Working Paper No. 108. (Cambridge: Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2004).
Vice-Chancellor, Ashoka University
Demand for Skills Among Youth
This is a survey on demand for skills among youth in medium-sized towns in India. A CASI Working Paper, "The Skills They Want: Aspirations of Students in Emerging India", was published in December 2012. A journal article is forthcoming.
Photo LEAP Skills Academy India
Founder and CEO, LEAP Skills Academy
Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania