Governance in education is well recognized as critical to institutional performance and effectiveness. Governance and Management of Higher Education in India is the fifth book in the series India Higher Education Report initiated by the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration. The book examines macro issues of governance, focusing on the role of the state and market, regulation at national and state levels, and accountability measures. It also looks at institutional issues of autonomy, affiliation, teacher recruitment, and managing quality and excellence. The discussions in the book centre on theoretical perspectives and empirical evidences. The volume will be an important resource for academics, policy makers as well as scholars and researchers of public policy, political science and economics.

Governance of Higher Education in India: An Introduction

Governance of higher education in india: An introduction
N.V. Varghese Garima Malik

Introduction

Governance is concerned with structures and processes of decision-making to ensure improved performance and accountability of organizations. Governance at the national level involves actors such as political leadership, regulatory bodies and senior administrators. At the institutional level, governing bodies play a major role in providing guidance to institutional leaders to translate their vision into operational practice. The governing bodies help institutions set targets, prioritize allocation and re-allocation of human and financial resources, put in place accountability procedures and ensure enhanced outcomes.

The focus on governance is a newfound passion; it follows from an understanding that governance matters and makes a ...

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