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Manish Sabharwal & Ashok Reddy: Case for a parallel higher education

We need to take a number of steps, from fixing schools to ending apartheid against distance learning, to make graduates employable

Manish Sabharwal & Ashok Reddy 

Manish Sabharwal & Ashok Reddy The world has produced more graduates in the last 35 years than it did in the 800 years before that. This means that a college isn't what it used to be; 60 per cent of Korean taxi drivers, 31 per cent of US retail sales clerks, and 15 per cent of high-end Indian security guards now have a college degree. But while the employability signalling value of a degree has declined, the social signalling value of a degree is still strong - the most valuable part is not being at an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) but being from IIT. We'd like to make the case for reviewing the regulatory ...


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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 21:47 IST