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.

Regulation of Higher Education in India

Regulation of higher education in india
Furqan Qamar

Institutional Diversity in Higher Education

Higher education in India is provided by a wide complex web of higher educational institutions (HEIs). At a broader level, these comprise of Institutes of National Importance (INIs), institutes under state legislature (ISLs), universities, colleges and standalone institutions. In order to comprehend the complexities and changes of regulation in higher education, a brief description of various types of higher educational institutions (HEIs) seems imminent:

  • INIs are established under an Act of Parliament and are funded and regulated directly by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD). Most INIs are technical HEIs, but a few multidisciplinary universities have also been declared as INIs. Primarily, INIs comprise ...
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