Author(s): Monika Bangari, Dhani Shanker Chaubey
Higher education is more than a stepping stone to a career. It's about learning how to develop a better you. The main purpose of this study was to understand the various motives of students to pursue higher education and to know the convergence of motives of aspiring students for higher education. For this purpose survey of 221 respondents were done to establish dimensions for motives of higher education. The collected data were analysed using Statistical Package for Social sciences Research (SPSS) and various statistical tests were applied. It has been observed that the convergence of motives for higher education is acquisition of knowledge, skill and competencies. Higher education is not just about learning but it is about opportunity for further personal development.