- Quality internalisation pathways in Indian Higher Education Institutions
With 49,000 higher education institutions, including 980 universities as of 2019, India has emerged as major higher education destination for both national and international higher education providers. Quantitative expansion in terms of Gross enrolment ratio has not matched with Quality enhancement and Quality sustenance. Several initiatives to build in accreditation as a mandatory process to have all Higher Educational Institutions accredited have not been fully successful. Approximately 20% of the Colleges and 50% of the Universities are currently accredited and these processes have more often ritualistic rather than realistic. The IQAC as the vehicle of paving pathways of best practices internalisation and quality sustenance is not functional in many of the accredited and even reaccredited Colleges and Universities. Institutional processes for end to end culture of quality infusion into the system has invariably not happened. This is one of the major reasons for the inability of the Indian Universities reaching the TOP 300 World University Ranking. The urgent need in Indian higher education institutions today is to establish quality internalisation pathways through which quality culture in academic, administrative and financial spheres of institutional management is internalised and institutionalised. Only then, internationalisation of higher education in terms of yardsticks like policy and procedures for quality assurance; approval, monitoring and periodic review of programmes and awards; Quality assurance in the performance of teaching staff; institutional good governance ; Quality assurance of internationalisation; Quality-added due to internationalisation of higher education subsequently leading to Internationalisation of quality assurance into the Higher education system of the country. The holistic requirement for such higher education reforms is evolve quality as a habit in day today functioning of the higher education institutions. It has to delicately percolate through the institutional management, leaders and leadership tiers of the institutions, academic, administrative and financial systems of the institutions and quality ecosystem creation culture of the Higher Education institutions. Total e-governance of the higher education institutions could be the conscience-keeper of such habitual quality culture.
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Madas, Chennai.
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Dr. Prof: N. Prabhudev
I had the privilege of Commissioning and dedicating to the nation the now 150 crore -700 bedded, super specialty hospital with 7 operation theatres and 5 cardiac catheterization labs with an outpatient attendance of 125,000 patients annually, where 2500 angioplasties are done annually and nearly 3000 open heart surgeries are performed successfully. - I was the Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular sciences and research for nearly 10 years before I took voluntary retirement to become the VC of BU. I have been a teacher for 35 yrs - as lecturer, asst professor and as a professor and head of the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery at SJICS. I have presented over 210 papers in various National and international conferences I have trained more than 50 cardiac surgeons who have been conferred with MCH degree at the institute. I am the university examiner for various universities including central and state universities for the super speciality cardiac surgery course During my tenure as VC in 2010, BU was placed 13th amongst all the Universities in India (India-To Day Neilson survey) In 2011- BU was placed in the 9th position (-India To Day Neilson survey). For the first time in the History of BU it had broken into top ten universities in India. I am privileged to have played a significant role in this achievement. Instituted a Research council to award and monitor the research projects with the financial allocation at under graduate, post graduate and faculty levels. Instituted foundation day lecturers along with Indian Society for Socio-economic change.( ISEC) and Started BU-ISEC social science talent search scholarship.
Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology.