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Role of Higher Educational Institutions in Corporate Social Responsibility

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Role of Higher Educational Institutions in Corporate Social Responsibility

By

Ms. Susan Abraham
Assistant Professor,
SCMS School of Technology and Management,
SCMS Campus,
Muttom, Aluva ' 683106

Email: susan2112@gmail.com

Phone: 9495114276

Abstract
Higher educational institutions in India have been contributing to the knowledge base of our country. They have been enrolling students at the rate of 10 percent in the year 2007. Privatisation of these institutions has brought in a host of issues to tackle such as poor quality, high fees and regulatory bottlenecks. These issued have resulted in the erosion of quality in education. Moreover, the products of these institutions have not been contributing to the welfare of the Indian society. This paper deliberates on the causes and consequences of these issues and also a few measures to make these institutions more socially responsible.

Role of Higher Educational Institutions in Corporate Social Responsibility
Ms. Susan Abraham*

Introduction:
Education at the college or university level represents higher education in India. Higher education in India has expanded many folds since independence. There are 400 Universities, 18064 colleges, 5 lakh teachers and 112 lakh students today. Enrolment ratio in higher in India was 10 percent in 2007. Globalisation has brought about a spectacular growth in higher education. India is becoming a genuine knowledge society, knowledge economy and aiming to be a global super power. This has all happened because of the growth of education in the public sector and participation of private sector. According to the Planning Commission reports, in the period 2002 ' 2007, the share of private institutions in higher education increased from a third to over half of all enrolment and this trend is expected to continue into the future. Most private institutions offer education in a few disciplines like engineering, medicine and management. They amount...

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