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 Political Economy of Governance in Higher Education: Temporary Teachers Phenomenon

The Political Economy of Governance in Higher Education: Temporary Teachers Phenomenon
Sudhanshu Bhushan

Introduction

Managing human resource, particularly, teachers, to teach 36 million students in universities, colleges and institutes is a gigantic task. The complexity of the situation arises because the teaching cadre is controlled by various agencies. For example, the teaching cadre in centrally and state-funded institutes and universities is controlled by the central government and state governments, respectively. Teachers employed in private and aided colleges are controlled by the privately managed bodies as well as the government. All the teachers in the universities and colleges are also regulated with respect to the maintenance of standards by the University Grants Commission ...

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