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 Higher Education at the Institutional Level: Reality, Concerns and Transmutation

Governance and Management of Higher Education at the Institutional Level: Reality, Concerns and Transmutation

Governance and management of higher education at the institutional level: Reality, concerns and transmutation
Rakesh Raman

As India embarks on an ambitious voyage of universalization of higher education in a federal, decentralized, neoliberal set-up and braces itself for the myriad of problems, the issue of evolving an efficient and effective governance and management model for higher educational institutions (HEI) gains crucial significance. The job is tough considering rapid massification of higher education (Trow 1973), increasing diversities among HEIs spread across the nation (Vught 2007), paradigm shift in stakeholders’ approach towards education including the intention of the government to gradually withdraw financial support, increasing role of market in the ...

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