Enhancing the capabilities of technical education in India


Improving learning, teaching and research outcomes for all institutions requires strong leadership, and effective management and governance arrangements that support and challenge institutions as they develop.

The benefits of good governance are reflected in all institutions that demonstrate:

  • Integrity in appointments at all levels, both external and internal
  • Strong leadership and management skills in all of the places where they are needed
  • Processes in place for monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, and within institutions for improving that quality with appropriate student involvement
  • Processes in place to deliver improvements in research quality (assuming that there is significant research activity)
  • Lean and competent administration
  • Robust and transparent financial systems, especially regarding procurement, and strong internal and external audit
  • Effective and transparent mechanisms to determine remuneration at all levels
  • Strong human resources processes such as appraisal, development and dealing with poor performance
  • Effective student support arrangements
  • Student participation in management and governance at all levels
  • Contribution to better performance in accreditation
  • Focused awareness of institutional outputs, especially increased employability.




Self-review is a key activity and output of the Good Governance Programme through which institutions can examine their current governance practice. Self-review can be undertaken regularly (for example every 3 -5 years).

Supporting governance development needs of individual governors, governing bodies, institutions and States is a key activity of this and other national and regional initiatives. Another output of the Good Governance Programme is a Governance Development Plan to see how governance development is built into institutional development through clear, timebound action planning.



Implementing good governance practice is the primary outcome of the Good Governance Programme demonstrated by institutions developing their own governance guidelines which sets out institutional governance practices based on the Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies. This would include a process and timetable for monitoring and reviewing governance practise.
Sharing experience underpins and supports the Good Governance Programme through good governance learning forums, sharing of institutional case studies of good practice, highlighting common gaps, barriers and issues, and helping institutions to learn from one another.