Rethinking higher education

At the time of independence, there were only 6 public universities in Bangladesh. At present a total of 38 public universities have been established. As the government funding in higher education sector is continually falling, we cannot expect many more public universities to come in future. On the other hand, private universities are in high demand today. From the humble beginnings of the first private university in Bangladesh in 1993 with only 143 students, today the number of universities has increased to 91, catering to a mass of 0.3 million students or more. In fact the expansion of higher education is a worldwide phenomenon in the mid 20th century. During this time, higher education has seen an increased number of students and institutions all over the world.  But the question…


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