Perception of Factors Affecting the Quality of Higher Education: A Study on Selected Private Universities in Bangladesh

International Journal of Information, Business and Management, Vol.4, No.2, 2012, Pp.3-12

10 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2015

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Taking higher education in Bangladesh is not as difficult as it was thought a decade ago. No doubt, expansion of private universities has made it so easy. Through the Private University Act-1992, there has been an unbelievable expansion of private universities in Bangladesh. Nevertheless, this growth, in some respect, is contrasted with the quality of higher education these universities provide. The main purpose of this paper is to find out some factors that greatly affect the higher education. To explore the subject matter of this study, considering the research questions and objectives, both the qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection have been used. To find out the answers of the research questions survey has been conducted with 42 questions for students in 20 private universities in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. After collecting data and information and analyzing, researchers have found that quality of education of all these universities is not same. It differs on the ground of their different size, location, stuffs, courses, funding authority, service rule, financial and managerial capacity, etc. Only a few universities are providing quality education but rests of them are not quality concerned, Most of them are depending on part time teachers, poor infrastructures, without service rules etc. In the same time, researchers have found that students’ satisfaction level is very low on campus, lab and library facilities, though a few universities are trying to ensure standard classroom facility and library facilities. Most of the students are not aware of their degrees and its sale-ability. At last, based on findings, researchers have offered some suggestions that can be taken into consideration in policy level.

Keywords: Private University, UGC, Quality Education, Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Rouf, Dr. Md. Abdur, Perception of Factors Affecting the Quality of Higher Education: A Study on Selected Private Universities in Bangladesh (2012). International Journal of Information, Business and Management, Vol.4, No.2, 2012, Pp.3-12 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2565234

Dr. Md. Abdur Rouf (Contact Author)

Daffodil International University ( email )

102 Sukrabad, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi
Dhaka, 1207
Bangladesh

HOME PAGE: http://https://faculty.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/profile/bba/rouf.html

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