Every student considering pursuing higher education looks at the opportunity differently. For some it is their ticket to a high paying corporate job while for some it brings them a step closer to their entrepreneurial dream. For this reason itself Indian families are investing heavily in their children's education spending more than their basic needs.
For instance, between 1999 and 2009, expenditure on food increased by about 70 percent among rural families and 78 percent among urban ones. But the spending on education jumped up by as much as 378 percent in rural areas and 345 percent in urban areas. Moreover, it is estimated that there are 150 million people in the age group of 18-23 years. Though the figures are interesting, the depressing part is that this large group is not aware to make the right choice of enrolling themselves into the right institute for the higher education.
The sole reason for this is the ever growing number of institutes in India. Post-independence itself, India has witnessed an above average growth in the number of higher educational institutions vis-ï¿½-vis its population. While there were just about 20 Universities and 500 Colleges at the time of independence, today India has a total of 610 Universities 43 Central Universities, 299 State Universities, 140 Private Universities, 128 Deemed Universities and 5 Institutions established through state legislation, 30 Institutions of National Importance and the numbers are still growing today.
Being a specialized media house for over a decade, we have interacted with industry experts, research guides, experts from the institution and students. Over a period of time we realized the need for a medium that talks about the concerns in the education industry, the philosophy of various institutions, their expertise, what industry needs from the institutions; in a nutshell, a perfect resource for those 150 million people looking for the right information about the institutes. This independence day, we are glad to announce our new magazine, Higher Education Review, which is an honest effort from our end to fulfill all the above mentioned requirements. The magazine intends to be an amalgamation of expert views from engineering schools, business schools and the industry. Our aim is to be a one-stop resource of the education industry.