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 and Management of Affiliated Colleges

Governance and management of affiliated colleges
Mohd Muzammil

India is one of the few countries where affiliating universities do exist and have colleges affiliated to them in very large numbers. The British government introduced the affiliating system in the 18th century, which continues to exist and has also grown much in size and intensity. In neighbouring Bangladesh, a similar picture also emerges with regard to university affiliation system (Muzammil 2017). Affiliated colleges are characterized by two main features: (a) prescription of courses and conduct of examination are done by the affiliating university and (b) the rest of the functions colleges perform almost independently. Affiliating universities hardly exercise any other control over their colleges.

Evolution of Affiliating ...

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