Designed to provide graduate students with an opportunity to examine India’s higher education system & to discover & analyze similarities & differences in comparison to higher education in the United States. Through visits to universities & public & private colleges, we will engage in discussion with directors, faculty members, deans of students & their staffs & students themselves. Special lectures with sociologists & national officials will help us understand the goals & future aspirations of Indian higher education & how higher education meets the social, political, & cultural needs of society. In addition to meeting on the campus in New York, students will participate in a two week travel program in India that will provide an in-depth case study of its higher education. The course includes lectures from scholars & visits to Indian colleges & universities to meet with faculty, administrators, & students. Additional sessions will be held with directors of the national government commission on the future of higher education. Topics will include curricular options, admissions requirements, distribution of students by class & ethnic group, college climate, & services offered.