[CSH Seminar] Mind the Gap: Analysing Inequality in Higher Education in India (P. Choudhury)

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The Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) is pleased to invite you to the CSH Seminar with:

Dr. Pradeep Choudhury

( Assistant Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU)

Mind the Gap: Analysing Inequality in Higher Education in India


Prof. Odile Henry, (Director of CSH, Professor at Paris VIII) &

            Claire Calvel, (ENS Paris Saclay, Intern at CSH)

on 16th May 2022, 05:00 pm onwards

At Centre de Sciences Humaines, IFI-CSH conference room (ground floor)
2 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi, 110011

Abstract: Among inequalities in different spheres in India, inequalities in education, and inequalities in higher education, in particular, are seen as too serious to ignore anymore. In this talk, based on the most up-to-date secondary data, I discuss three important inter-related dimensions of inequality in higher education in India: (a) emerging trends and patterns of inequalities in access to higher education among different socioeconomic population groups, (b) inequalities in household investment in higher education, and (c) changing role of the state and market to (re)produce inequalities in higher education opportunities in the country. With empirical evidence, I reassert the persistence of strong inequalities in access to higher education in India. Also, discuss several newer forms of inequalities in higher education that bring new elements to the higher education policy debate in India.


Pradeep Kumar Choudhury teaches Economics at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies (JNU). His research interests span a wide range of issues in Education and Development Economics. His recent works focus on educational inequality, privatisation of education and market policies, skills and skill development, and family investment in education.

His co-edited volume titled Contextualising Educational Studies in India: Research, Policy, and Practices was published by Routledge in 2021.


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