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Private schooling industry in North East India: A trend analysis of Nagaland State


Biswambhara Mishra 
Department of Economics, North Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya, India 
bmishra_nehu@hotmail.com

P. Srinivasa Suresh 
Department of Economics, North Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya, India 
sureshps03@yahoo.co.in

K. Rio 
Department of Economics, North Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya, India

 

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Abstract

The present study is an attempt to examine the intricacies of the growth of Private School industry in the North-Eastern Indian State of Nagaland. The study was carried out in Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland State. Data were obtained from field studies as well as from published reports of the Government. The main objective of the study was to ascertain the trends and structure of growth of private school industry. The empirical analysis was carried out by fitting the data to quadratic, cubic, logistic, and the Preece-Baines Curves. The findings revealed that over the years, the trend and structure of growth of private schools has remained positively correlated with the capacity of absorption, quality of the product and their performance and reputation. The results corroborate our hypothesis that the private school industry has emerged not only to take the advantages of the deficiencies of the market economy, but also as a profit making industry.

Nagaland, private schooling, quadratic trend, Preece-Baines curve, Kohima

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Mishra, B., Suresh, P.S. and Rio, K. (2006). Private schooling industry in North East India: A trend analysis of Nagaland State. International Education Journal, 7 (3), 379-390.
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