Why Gujarat Needs Much Better Higher Education & Research to Succeed in Knowledge Economy & What We Can Do About It?

TitleWhy Gujarat Needs Much Better Higher Education & Research to Succeed in Knowledge Economy & What We Can Do About It?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSanjay Chaudhary, Amit Sheth, Kamlesh Lulla
PublisherRound Table on Regulatory & Policy Reform for Higher Education in Gujarat, in conjunction with the International Conference on Reconnecting Gujarati Diaspora with its Homeland: Contribution to its Development with a Focus on Building a Knowledge Society
KeywordsResearch University and Higher Education Regulatory Reform and Higher Education in Gujarat
Abstract

This white paper distills the deliberations on the role of higher education and research as a key enabler of a Knowledge based Society. In particular it discusses (a) the importance of higher quality PhDs for building a knowledge society, (b) the initiatives and progress in competing economies in higher education and research, (c) where Gujarat stands in comparison, and (d) some recommendations on what Gujarat can do to enable timely progress towards building a knowledge based society and economy. These deliberations were conducted in conjunction with the International Conference on 'Reconnecting Gujarati Diaspora with its Homeland: Contribution to its Development with focus on Building a Knowledge Society' (January 17-19, 2009, Patan) at presented to the CM Shri. Narendrabhai Desai at the Round Table on 'Regulatory& Policy Reform for Higher Education in Gujarat' (January 18, 2009, Gandhinagar).