Evolving Corporate Education Strategies for Developing Countries: The Role of Universities

Evolving Corporate Education Strategies for Developing Countries: The Role of Universities

B. PanduRanga Narasimharao (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India), S. Rangappa Kanchugarakoppal (Karnataka State Open University, India) and Tukaram U. Fulzele (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 411
ISBN13: 9781466628458|ISBN10: 1466628456|EISBN13: 9781466628465|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2845-8


Educational commissions continue to press the need for growth in higher education. In particular, universities in developing countries persist in putting their academic theory into practice by aiming to integrate their intellectual and cultural traditions into higher education.

Evolving Corporate Education Strategies for Developing Countries: The Role of Universities presents the theories and opportunities for integrating corporate education into traditional universities as well as highlighting the professional development in different subject areas. This book provides relevant research important for policy makers, practitioners and scholars of higher education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biotechnology Education
  • Corporate Education
  • Higher Education in Developing Countries
  • Knowledge Economy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Social and human capital
  • Sustainable Development

Reviews and Testimonials

Forty-nine academics and researchers contribute 24 chapters proposing strategies for professionalizing university education in developing countries to suit the needs and demands of the 21st century knowledge society. Forty-two of the contributors are from India, the others from Malaysia, Slovenia, Turkey, and the US. The text is intended for policy makers, practitioners, and scholars in developing countries worldwide seeking ways to rejuvenate and renovate their higher education systems. Coverage includes an overview of corporate education, knowledge economy, and higher education; bridging the academia-industry divide in human capital development; case studies exploring issues in preparing professionals for various fields such biotechnology, food processing, cancer therapy, biotechnology, management, banking, and power system operation; and developments in higher education which can help in evolving strategies for corporate education.

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Highlights the practice of developing countries putting academic theory into practice by integrating their cultural traditions with their intellectual higher education system. [...] Good for those who are seeking examples of how other countries have grown to compete on the global scale by improving their corporate education. An index and detailed table of contents enables one to quickly find desired information. The work will be of use to policy makers, practitioners, and scholars.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

B. PanduRanga Narasimharao did his masters and doctoral in life sciences from BHU. He also successfully completed courses in human resource development and distance education. He has teaching and research experience both in conventional face to face system and open distance learning (ODL) system. His work covers diverse areas like algal physiology (Phycology), distance education, microbiology/biotechnology education, food science and open distance learning, outreach programmes, and corporate education. He is currently regional director of IGNOU overlooking its activities in the western part of the state of Rajasthan.
K. S. Rangappa, the Vice Chancellor of Karnataka State Open University, has three decades of Research and Teaching Experience as Junior and Senior Research Fellow, Lecturer, Reader, Professor and Director at Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, University of Mysore. He has made novel and significant contributions to Bio-organic and Medicinal Chemistry and Drug discovery programs. Over 2000 new bioactive molecules have been synthesized from his laboratory which were tested for their Antimicrobial, Anti-inflammatory (PLA2 Inhibitors), Anticancer (Cervical, Breast, Liver and Mouth Cancer), Alzheimer’s disease and Diabetes. Prof. Rangappa is Fellow of ‘The Royal Society of Chemistry’ (FRSC; UK) and Fellow of ‘National Academy of Sciences’ (FNASc) India. He is recipient of several prestigious national and international awards including Prof. Y. T. Thathachari research award for Science – 2007, Sir C. V. Raman Young Scientist Award (2006) of Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Golden Jubilee Sir C.V.Raman award of the university of Mysore (2006), Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal (2006) in Chemical Sciences by Chemical Research Society of India and Prof. R. C. Shah Memorial National Award- 1999 from Indian Science Congress Association, Dr. Raja Ramanna State Award for Scientists – 2009 from Government of Karnataka.
Tukaram U. Fulzele after obtaining B.Sc. (Maths) from Nagpur University completed his M.A. (Eco) from Agra University followed by M. Phil, Ph.D. and Diplomas in English and Spanish from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He also acquired PGDCA from IEC, New Delhi and PGDDE, DIM, PGDFM, M.B.A. from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Currently, Dr. Fulzele is working as Professor in School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He has more than 30 years experience of teaching, research and academic administration and planning with a decade research experience in Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He was holding various positions like Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration and Management, Amravati University, Amravati; Software Engineer, Dy. Director and Regional Director in Indira Gandhi National Open University; system manager, Dena Bank, Mumbai, India. Dr. Fulzele presented several research papers at National and International Seminars and Conferences.