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.

The State Councils of Higher Education: A Case for Strengthening Intermediary Agencies

The State Councils of Higher Education: A Case for Strengthening Intermediary Agencies

The state councils of higher education: A case for strengthening intermediary agencies
I. Ramabrahmam G. Umamaheswararao


The 42nd Amendment to the Constitution1 placed ‘education’ in the concurrent list from the state list four decades ago. While it acknowledged the role played by states in ‘higher education’, it also emphasized the need for a central-level regulation for uniformity and effectiveness. The policy supremacy of union government is established through setting up of a number of regulatory bodies such as University Grants Commission (UGC), All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI) and so on. Keeping in view the fact that the majority of enrolment is ...

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