26 Feb Transforming higher education through community engagement
‘Community-university engagement’, one of the most talked about phenomena in global higher education circles today, has assumed profound importance amid the many challenges faced by the world today.
Closely following international developments in this regard, Indian policy-makers have fallen in line with the ‘engagement agenda’. As a result of continuous lobbying by the Society for Participatory Research in Asia, or PRIA, among others, and a series of consultations at sub-committee meetings arranged by the government, the University Grants Commission, or UGC, launched a scheme to foster community engagement within the nation’s universities last October.
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