Title: Industrial research-based approach for promoting higher education in developing countries

Authors: Preeti Sirohi, Sapna Tyagi, M. Ayoub Khan

Addresses: Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Lal Quan, GT Road, Ghaziabad – 201 009, National Capital Region, India. ' Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Lal Quan, GT Road, Ghaziabad – 201 009, National Capital Region, India. ' Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India, B-30, Sector 62, Noida – 201307, India

Abstract: The development of any country depends on higher education, the ability to conduct research and the effective dissemination of findings to the entire world. Higher education and research can bring changes in the economic and social structure. The change in the basic structure increases productivity, fulfilling the basic needs of an individual and increases the average salary. The country should have a comprehensive road map to prepare research scholars for productive and innovative work through higher education. This would habilitate them to enter the job market, reserving the current job opening, finding new job avenues, to benefit from human resources, and to limit unemployment. During the early 19th century, higher education was not common but as the time went by, the impact of higher education is recognised in developing countries. Higher study is now taken very seriously and big organisations such as UNESCO, World Bank, etc. are working on the issues and problems related to higher studies in developing countries. This paper presents the industrial research approach for identifying the problems of higher education in developing countries. The paper presents various mechanisms like industry-academic linkage, scholarships and international funding supports to promote higher education in developing countries.

Keywords: quality standards; scholarships; teaching methods; strategy; conferences; incubation; Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park; STEP; science parks; entrepreneurship; developing countries; industrial research; higher education; industrial collaboration; university-industry cooperation; international funding.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2011.039550

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2011 Vol.3 No.2/3/4, pp.96 - 111

Published online: 28 Feb 2015 *

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