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.

Managing Transition from ‘State’ to ‘Central’ University in the University of Allahabad: Issues and Challenges

Managing Transition from ‘State’ to ‘Central’ University in the University of Allahabad: Issues and Challenges

Managing transition from ‘state’ to ‘central’ university in the university of allahabad: Issues and challenges
Rajen Harshe

My basic training has been in the area of political science and international relations studies. At the same time, I have had an experience of administering and managing one of India's most difficult central universities, namely, University of Allahabad (UoA) as its first vice chancellor (VC; 2005—2010) after the central status was accorded to it in July 2005. I have expressed ideas and thoughts through my answers to the questions that are being raised related to the functioning of the university system in India, in general and UoA in particular. ...

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