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Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on education. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choice for paper 1 questions and all 50 questions are compulsory, you need to have a strong preparation for all topics including higher education.

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Expected Questions CBSE NET November 2017 Paper 1: Higher Education Set 2

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the what to expect for 2017 Paper 1 - higher education set 2.

India holds an important place in the global education industry with more than 1.4 million schools, over 227 million students enrolled and more than 36,000 higher education institutes. The sector is currently pegged at US $2 - 3 billion, and is expected to touch US $40 billion by 2017.


  • Merit based student financing
  • Internationalization of education
  • Enable research environment
  • High quality faculty
  • Improved technology for education
  • Employability
  • Assessment and accreditation
  • Integration and interaction
  • Academic reforms
  • Choice Based Credit System
  • Quality assurance
  • New skills

Book “Navigating the Labyrinth: Perspectives on India’s Higher Education” edited by Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Hyderabad – Issues addressed includes commoditized education, problem of commercialization and employability

Gender Equality Charter

  • Proposed for Indian universities on lines of UK universities (started in 2005)
  • Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science promote employment practices that support women working in higher education and research & is run by UK’s Equality Challenge Unit, bestows bronze, silver and gold awards on institutions
  • Recommendation co-authored by Indian National Science Academy
  • For women in STEMM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) – poor ratio is due to lack of parental support, lack of confidence, career breaks for family duties

Literacy Status

  • Post-Independence – 18%
  • Present – 80%
  • Next 5 years – 100% (by HRD minister at Festival of Education in Jaipur)

Revisit Higher Education Policy

  • 1st mentioned in 1986 with no IT, internet and smart classes
  • Now time to internalization of higher education
  • Students have increased from 1 lakh to 3.5 crore
  • Universities and colleges have increased from 20 and 500 respectively at the time of independence to 800 and 40,000 at present.


  • Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA) to merge University Grants Commission & All India Council of Technical Education (AICTC)
  • Make all Centrally-funded institutions, including IITs, to participate in international agencies ranking (Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds)
  • All central universities to increase tuition fees
  • NITs and IISERs to be allowed for 10 % hike in fee every year for next 3 years
  • Prof Yash Pal Committee: Way back in 2009 for increased funding for higher education, stricter regulation, monitoring of private entities and implementation
  • ‘Gray Revolution’ can overcome crisis in higher education system by transforming scale and speed, scope and structure, and excellence and impact.

Times Higher Education Rankings 2016 - 17

India joins elite group of California Institute of Technology from the US, Ecole Normale Superieure from France & Pohang University of Science and Technology from South Korea.

Table contain shows the Times Higher Education Rankings 2016 - 17

Table contain shows the Times Higher Education Rankings 2016 - 17

2017 Best Small University Rank



Total students

WUR rankings 2016 - 2017


California Institute of Technology





Ecole Normale Superieure





Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea




Ecole Polytechnique





Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa





Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna





Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon



201 - 250


Indian Institute of Science



201 - 250

WUR Rankings

  • IISc Bangalore (201)
  • IIT Delhi (401)
  • IIT Kanpur (401)
  • IIT Madras (401)
  • IIT Kharagpur (501)
  • IIT Roorkee (501)
  • AMU (601)
  • University of Delhi (601)

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) System Rankings 2016 - 17

  • IISc Bangalore (152)
  • IIT Delhi (185)
  • IIT Kanpur (302)
  • IIT Kharagpur (313)
  • IIT Roorkee (399)
  • IIT Guwahati (481)
  • University of Delhi (501)
  • BHU (701)

NIRF Ranking 2017

Table contain shows the NIRF Ranking 2017

Table contain shows the NIRF Ranking 2017






Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad


Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore


Banaras Hindu University

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta


Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow


Jadavpur University

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)

Surveyed by INSEAD and Human Capital Institute, Singapore

India ranked 92 of 118

Digital Initiatives in Higher Education

  • Swayam: Indigenously designed massive open online course (MOOC)
  • Swayam Prabha: 32 Direct-to-Home channels for transmitting high-quality educational content
  • National Digital Library: Containing 6.5 million books
  • National Academic Depository: Authenticating all certificates issued by institutions
  • These initiatives will increase Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in the higher education from 24.5 (2015 - 16) to 30 by 2020

NIC Model

  • NIC (NIIT Inside Campus) model in universities and colleges across India
  • On-campus, customized education delivery model that is integrated with the institution’s bachelor degree programs, aims to bridge this gap
  • NIIT will offer futuristic programs in MEAN Stack, Big Data & Data Sciences Stack, Design Thinking, Cloud Stack, Internet of Things (IOT) Stack, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Robotics and Virtual Reality and Cyber-Security
  • NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements and was set up in 1981

Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS)

  • Initiative by Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • Started in 1998
  • Started in 2000 by Maharashtra – 1st state
  • Set up school, hostel, staff quarters
  • Equal seats for boys and girls
  • Aim to cover 52,000 tribal students in 26 states with 161 EMRS

- Published/Last Modified on: August 28, 2017


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