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dc.contributor.advisorJohn E. Van Maanen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGarg, Nupur, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-13T17:51:39Z
dc.date.available2011-09-13T17:51:39Z
dc.date.copyright2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/65779
dc.descriptionThesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 82-86).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Low Cost Private School phenomenon has gained momentum and increased visibility in recent years as researchers have begun to map and record the existence of millions of private schools that cater to the education needs of the economically disadvantaged in developing countries. These schools are profit oriented market enterprises, charging fees in the range of US$ 2 to US$ 15 per month while competing with free-of-cost government schools. Yet, they continue to thrive and grow in numbers. This thesis explores the factors that have led to the existence of a market driven private sector solution in a segment widely dominated by government provision of services and tries to understand the rationale supporting their existence. The thesis also delves into the question of whether low cost private schools are genuinely serving the purpose they are expected to. And whether these poorly financed, ill equipped profit making enterprises are the rights means to educating millions of children. The thesis also discusses the perspectives, experiences and challenges of different players in the low cost private education ecosystem. It closes with an understanding of the need for private sector involvement in providing education to the lower income segment and suggestions for the way forward for regulators, policy makers and the industry.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Nupur Garg.en_US
dc.format.extent94 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.titleLow cost private education in India : challenges and way forwarden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.B.A.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc749493414en_US


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