International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors: Dr. Kuldip Puri
India has a rich tradition of philanthropy in the field of education and a number of individuals and organizations have made significant contributions to spread education and prevented many people from being pushed to the margins. The present private enterprise in education is qualitatively different from the private participation of earlier times and is primarily profit driven. The state policies are also encouraging more and more private entities to invest in secondary and higher education. The 12th plan argues that the private participation in education will solve the issues of access, equity and quality. This paper examines the issue and explains the manner in which the measures of attracting private investment in education shall be of little help in solving the problem of low access and on the other hand aggravate the challenges of equity.