Dynamics of Diversity in Higher Education: Impact Assessment of Campus Diversity Initiative

By Divya Singhal.

Published by The Learner Collection

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India’s Higher Education System, one of the largest in the world, has seen tremendous growth in the country for about six decades since its independence. The expansion of higher education in India has been rapid since the achievement of independence. In 1947, there were 636 colleges in the country, now there are 16,885 colleges where 99.54 lakhs students enrolled and 4.57 lakhs teachers appointed in the colleges. This paper describes the different aspects of diversity, role of higher education and initiative taken in this regard. The paper then describes the Campus Diversity Initiative (CDI) funded by Ford Foundation and its impact on campus life. In this paper the following issues are being addressed: Meaning of diversity, Initiatives taken for supporting diversity, Role of higher education in this regard, and, To determine the issues to be resolved in deciding the next steps.

Keywords: Diversity, Higher Education, Social Diversity, Multicultural, CDI

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp.95-100. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 498.798KB).

Dr. Divya Singhal

Assistant Professor, General Management Area, Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India

Dr. Divya Singhal; Ph.D in Economics, who is experienced in teaching TQM, Social Sciences, Economics, Industrial Economics and Management, and Journalism; Imparting Training on Quality Management (ISO 9001 QMS) and different issues of Personality Development like Attitude Management, Communication, Stress Management, Women Empowerment etc. A dynamic team person, who can organize and manage curricular as well as extra-curricular activities. A fast learner, always on the lookout for new and emerging concepts. Having capacity and capability to handle responsibilities. A versatile personality also associated with different social organizations with a vision to bring some positive change in the society by her individual efforts. An optimist, social and outgoing person. Good listener and dedicated worker.


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