Corporate Sector Participation: Much Needed Elixir of Life to Indian Higher Education System


  • Puja Jain Assistant Professors, Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, Ludhiana
  • Pooja Sikka Assistant Professors, Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, Ludhiana



Corporate sector, Higher education


Higher education sector is one of the major drivers in uplifting the Indian economy, but with striking challenges. Traditional ways of imparting education, poor governance and lack of finance are all responsible for the dismal scene showcasing low GER, absence of India from the list of countries having world’s best institutions and sufferings of Indian students searching for quality education abroad. The three needs -Competitive, Protective and Protractile- calls for professional governance of educational institutions and investment there in by corporate sector. New Companies Bill 2012 also proposes compulsory contribution by corporate sector for CSR activities. If companies contribute to the area of education by Five-way corporate participation model suggested in this paper, higher education of India can be elevated.


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How to Cite

Puja Jain, & Pooja Sikka. (2014). Corporate Sector Participation: Much Needed Elixir of Life to Indian Higher Education System. Issues and Ideas in Education, 2(1), 69–82.



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