Democratization of Higher Education: Experiences of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, India’s First Open University

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2008
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF5: Cross-Cutting Theme // One of the objectives of Open Distance Learning system in India is to democratize higher education by providing access to large segment of the population. In India the Open Distance Learning System mainly focuses on solving the basic problem of providing equal access to higher education. In spite of limited access to higher education India faces another problem that are the inequalities of other kinds with in the education system mainly, the gender inequality and inequalities among the disadvantaged groups such as weaker sections in the larger neglected masses of the country. // Paper ID 558

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Higher Education,Open and Distance Learning (ODL),Access
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India
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Asia
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