In the Fall issue of PCG's newsletter The Vantage, Kate Stevens profiles the Indian government's so-called "Eleventh Plan," which lays out ambitious goals to expand the system of higher education in that country.
If India is able to achieve its goals, the rate of enrollment in higher education will increase 10% by 2017. Libraries will need to support the growing student population and the mission of creating globally competitive universities within India. While the majority of library budgets come from the government budget plan, the Eleventh Plan supports more movement toward private sector partnerships to help support the improvements being made to existing universities and the creation of new institutions. This, in turn, will help to stabilize library budgets as they gradually become less dependent on government funding.
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