Committee on Corporate Sector Participation in Higher Education: Report of Narayana Murthy Committee



The higher education system in India has been critical to India’s emergence in the global knowledge economy and has contributed significantly to the large pool of qualified manpower required to support economic growth. However, the higher education system seems to be plagued by several problems – inadequate number of institutions to educate eligible students, poor employability of the graduates produced by the universities, low and declining standards of academic research, an unwieldy affiliating system, an inflexible academic structure, an archaic regulatory environment, eroding autonomy and low levels of public funding, to name a few.