Social Implication of Inequity in Higher Education; A Comparative Study of Formal and Non-Formal Mode of Education in Andhra Pradhesh of South India

Monday, July 14, 2014: 11:45 AM
Room: 315
Oral Presentation
Koteshwer PULI , Sociology, Kakatiya University, Warangal, India


A comparative study of formal and non-formal Mode of Educatio in
Andhra Pradesh of South India

*Dr. P. Koteshwar

Social implications of different modes higher education has been gaining lot of importance in contemporary times. This is because of growing important for higher education and its consequent skill and talent required for management of complex issues and problems emerging in the era of post liberalization.

As such Higher Education has been considered as necessary tool for social transformation by using increasing knowledge in science and technology. As a result in the post globalized era developed and developing countries initiated establishment of institutions of higher learning across the world. In this consequent the Government of various Nations have been liberalizing the higher education and imparting education through formal and non formal means. India is one of such countries which has been liberalizing higher education and expanding its institutional activities through formal university education and non formal system of open university education and distance mode of higher education to reach all the sections of the society.

However, there is a lot of disparity in the content, quality, curriculum and mode of teaching etc. Further the socio-economic profile of the students are also varies. Hence there are number of consequences on the students due to various systems of education for the same degree.

This study aims at to understand comparatively the system of formal and non formal higher education and its implications and the students of various backgrounds. For this study Kakatiya University and its formal and non formal system of education has been chosen to understand the implications of the system inequity in higher education.
*Asst. Professor of sociology, SDLCE K.U. Warangal, A.P. INDIA