External Projects

Nous Network is presently working on two external projects - i) Analysis of Muslim Managed Higher Education; and ii) Meta analysis of National and International Reports for developing socio- economic indicators and descriptive analysis of Indian Muslims status: Inferences and Suggestions.

Muslim Managed Higher Education in India

Muslims constitute 14% of India's population, yet according to the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) (2020-21), their enrollment in higher education stands at a mere 4.6%. Nous Network, in collaboration with Centre for Study and Research, is presently conducting a study on the subject to gain deeper insights of the underrepresentation of Muslims in higher education in India. Our research aims to collect data on state-wise higher education institutions for Muslims, their enrollment status, gender distribution, courses offered, number of faculty members and their qualifications, quality of education, and challenges faced by them. Currently, there is no national-level data available on this subject, making this study the first of its kind.

By shedding light on these critical issues, we hope to develop effective strategies to promote access and equity in higher education for Muslims in India.

Meta analysis of National and International Reports for developing socio- economic indicators and descriptive analysis of Indian Muslims status : Inferences and Suggestions

Nous Network in collaboration with Centre for Study and Research is currently working on a study that will thoroughly review the existing paradigm of Human development, the limitations in the current methodology and the possibility of an alternative index to account for the commodification of Human life, broader socio-political structural contexts and intersectionalities of one’s identity.

In this report, we will be tracing the trajectory of the measures of Human development, how it evolved overtime, the limitations in the existing methodology and the need to develop socio-economic indicators where categories of identity are incorporated along with categories of concept.

In addition, this report will review the existing studies and literature on the socio-economic status of Muslims in India to address questions relevant to their condition and understand the pattern and process behind their deprivation. Furthermore, using the latest datasets we will be conducting an analysis of the socio-economic status of Muslims in India and review the major indicators which play a prominent role in determining these outcomes. Here we will be assessing the performance of Muslims in India along major socio-economic indicators and compare this outcome with that of other socio–religious communities