Dr. Furqan Qamar details how the domestic and international demand for higher education in India has risen and how the higher education ecosystem is responding to that demand.
Furqan Qamar in his present position as the secretary general of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), is the principal executive officer of the largest and one of the oldest networks of universities. In his illustrious career, Dr. Qamar has held the position of the vice chancellor of the University of Rajasthan and the Central University of Himachal Pradesh. He has also served as advisor (Education) in the Planning Commission of India. Essentially a professor of management, he has keen research interest in public policy, planning, administration and financing of higher education, and has numerous publications in journals of repute to his credit. Dr. Qamar has chaired and been member of a large number of committees and working groups at the national and international level. Dr. Qamar brings with him academic eminence, leadership qualities and exposure to best global practices.