- Copyright Page
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Description and Comparison of Societal Systems of Higher Education and University Management
- Criticality, Academic Autonomy, and Societal Progress
- Socializing Human Capital for Twenty-First Century Educational Goals: Suggestive Empirical Findings from Multinational Research
- Changing the Nature and Role of Universities: The Effects of Funding and Governance Reforms on Universities as Accountable Organizational Actors
- Recent Trends in East and West University Governance: Two Kinds of Hollowness
- Cycles of Evolution of Ideal Types of Universities: Causes and Consequences for the University Mission—The Case of Poland
- The Implications of a Diversifying Workforce for Institutional Governance and Management in Higher Education
- The Collegial Tradition in English Higher Education: What Is It, What Sustains It, and How Viable Is Its Future?
- Managing a University in Turbulent Times
- Critical Factors and Forces Influencing Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century
- A New World of Communications in Higher Education and Its Implications
- Leading in Higher Education
- Policy and Practice in University–Business Relations
- Macro Changes and the Implications for Equality and Social and Gender Justice in Higher Education
- Macro Changes and the Implications for Higher Education Research: A Case Study in the Health Sector and Graduate Practice
- Canada in a Global System of Higher Education: The Role of Community Engagement
- Developing and Maintaining Transnational Research Collaborations: A Case Study of Australian Universities
- Scholarship in the University: An Ecological Perspective
- Higher Education Finance: Global Realities, Policy Options, and Common Misunderstandings
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Government in Building Human and Social Capital
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Industry in Building Human and Social Capital
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Universities, Research, and the Academic Professions in Fostering Good Citizenship
- Governments Need To, and Do, Trust Universities
- Education and Technological Unemployment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Educating for the Innovative Society: The Role of Indian Institutes of Technology in India
- Policy Implications for Equity, Gender, and Widening Participation in Higher Education
- Reactions, Reflections, and Renewal: The Significance of Higher Education for Intellectual, Societal, and Personal Advancement
- Maintaining the Contribution of Higher Education to Societal Progress
Abstract and Keywords
The growth and contribution of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) from the 1950s symbolizes the foresight of a developing nation for educating a special cadre of engineering professionals towards building a modern, industrial society. Drawing inspiration from MIT, these institutes have given top priority to the selection of faculty and as well as students through a nationwide competitive examination. Though IITs constitute a small part of the higher education landscape, they play a very significant part in the knowledge-based society. One sector where IITs have made substantial contribution is information and communication technology (ICT) and related segments. IIT brand image became globally known through its alumni contribution in Silicon Valley. In India, IITs are seen as model institutions to be emulated not only in building a culture of research and innovation, but also in the modes of knowledge technology transfer and university–industry relationships.
Venni V. Krishna is currently Professorial Fellow, School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales and Honorary Professor, School of History and Philosophy of Science, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. He has a PhD from the University of Wollongong, Australia and has more than thirty years of research, teaching, and consultancy experience in science and technology policy studies, history and sociology of science and technology, innovation studies and science, technology and the developing world in leading academic and research institutions in India, Australia, Singapore, China, and Canada. He was Professor in Science Policy and Chair,Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for more than twenty years. He held visiting faculty positions at the National University of Singapore; McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Maison des Sciences De l’Homme, Paris; United Nations University, Japan; Western Sydney University, Sydney; and Tsinghua University, Beijing. Over the years, he published over forty papers and five books which include: Science, Technology and Diffusion of Knowledge: Innovation Systems in Asia-Pacific (2007); and Scientific Communities in the Developing Countries (1997). His latest book is universities in the National Innovation Systems: Experiences from Asia Pacific (2018). He is Editor-in-Chief of ranked international journal Science, Technology and Society. He was member of various expert committees and has been consultant at UNESCO, OECD, ILO, and other international agencies. He contributed to the World Science Report 1998 and UNESCO Science Report 2005, and to the ILO in 2001 for its programme on the informal sector. He served as expert on the European Research Council’s Grand Challenges and European Union, Brussels-based networks on research and innovation policies since the 1990s.
Nimesh Chandra is driven greatly by macro factors which influence the higher education and knowledge transfer domain. His key research interest lies in carrying out empirical work in innovation management that involves universities and their objective to increase their share in contributing to the system of innovations. He holds an MPhil and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India in the broad area of policy studies and knowledge transfer from academia to industry. Awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, and having earned distinction in MBA from a premier technological institute (MNNIT Allahabad, India), he has also been awarded the Association of Commonwealth Universities Sponsorship, UK (2009) and Developing Country Grant by Triple Helix, Italy (2005). Nimesh is currently working as Managing Editor, Careers360 at New Delhi and has also worked as an external consultant with UNESCAP-Technology Transfer Centre advising on needs of small and medium-sized enterprises.
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