The role of India and China is expanding in the global economy. A whole new array of economic and financial issues are emerging which need to be tackled if the current period of growth is to endure. The issues that need attention include how to expand the services sector, especially financial services; how to keep pace with the incredible growth of the manufacturing sector; how to ensure the widest possible diffusion of the huge economic gains seen over the last ten years and how to provide the framework for the development of two-fifths of the human race.

Economic Reforms in India and China: Emerging Issues and Challenges aims at providing the goals, strategies and policies to tackle these issues. It discusses the efforts to address issues like encouraging less successful sectors of the economy that have been complicated by forces of globalization and the ever-changing realities of today's global economy and appraises issues pertaining to economic reforms. The articles explore ways to improve the well-being of the poor, to design effective structures and institutions for poverty reduction and how the reforms, in their economic, political and social dimensions can be used to tackle global developmental issues.

Impact of Economic Reforms and Globalization on Engineering Education Sector: A Comparison of Indian and Chinese Scenarios

Impact of economic reforms and globalization on engineering education sector: A comparison of Indian and Chinese scenarios
N.J.Rao and K.G.Viswanadhan

Introduction

Globalization is old in that it is a continuation of trading among different regions of the world from early historical times; the rise and fall of different empires, and more recently, the processes of colonization. Globalization is new in the sense of its dominance since 1990s on all facets of our lives. This dominance has come to be through convergence of economic, political, cultural and technological forces. Globalization is a reality today whether we are ready or not. Even though the great expectations held for globalization by many of its ...

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