higher education


Human resources is the assets of the nation. Utilization of human, material and financial resources determines the development of the nation. Preparing quality human resources is the aim of education. There are various parameters on which quality of education is measured. To measure quality of higher education various agencies are functioning. At globe, various agencies are ranking university on different parameters. These parameters are related to quality of teaching, quality of teachers and students’ development.

Dr. Ambedkarji’s View and suggestions on Higher Education

Education is the vital element for the development of society and human beings. Dr. Ambedkar highlights on higher education system. He said that the education in university should be society oriented. It should be scientific and away from prejudice, it should not be limited with the benefit of certain classes in society. University must have the power of discipline, rejection or approval of college. He believed that we must have management council, Senate, Academic council and various faculties of university.

Critical Thinking Skills of Higher Secondary Students in relation to Achievement in Physics

Critical thinking is a higher order cognitive skill which helps in processing the information. The focus of the study is to examine the relationship between critical thinking skills and achievement in the physics of the higher secondary students in which the sample consisted of 300 higher secondary students from Villupuram District of Tamil Nadu by using the stratified sample technique. Murthy critical thinking scale (2015) was used to collect the data.


At the beginning of India’s independence in 1947, there were 20 universities and 500 colleges while student enrolment at the tertiary level of education was 0.1 million. After independence the growth has been quite impressive .This has increased to 611 universities and university-level Institutions and 31,324 colleges as on August 2011.