Higher educational institutions engaged in disseminating knowledge in post-independence era - A case study of South Kashmir
Dr. G. H. Mir, Maroof Maqbool
The present study was investigated to assess the higher educational institutions engaged in disseminating knowledge in post-independence era. The sample for the study was taken from the South Kashmir region of Kashmir valley (J&K). After Independence there was a sudden growth in the emphasis for education in Kashmir and South Kashmir was not an exception in it. This led to the development in both the Government and Private Educational Institutions in both lower and higher levels. In this process the Private sector fared much better during this period in terms of both infrastructure development as well as improving teacher pupil ratio. The present study tries to trace the Historical Background of Higher Education System in our area of study with clear purpose and objectives. The investigator used the data collected from different Government and Private Colleges -both academic as well as non-academic as his primary source in addition to the secondary sources. The study tries to find out the reason behind the growth, progress and development of Higher Education in the Private Sector in comparison with the Higher Education in the Government Sector. The study will enlighten the policy makers and funders to control and supervise the direction of higher education system and oversee the qualitative and quantitative dimensions of this phenomenon.