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 Quality and Excellence: Conceptual and Institutional Factors

Managing Quality and Excellence: Conceptual and Institutional Factors

Managing quality and excellence: Conceptual and institutional factors
Supriya Chaudhuri

This brief study outlines the theoretical debates, worldwide, surrounding the measuring of quality and excellence in higher education. It will then go on to consider the situation at the institutional level in India, drawing upon the author's own experience at a relatively small and poorly funded state university in India that has nevertheless achieved a high reputation nationally, as well as a degree of international recognition, for its academic excellence. It will end by asking how far this reflects real possibilities within our much-criticized public university system, and is replicable as a model by other institutions—especially the many new universities, both public and ...

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