Enhancing the capabilities of technical education in India


The Good Governance programme and governance website actively promotes the sharing of experiences nationally and internationally.



Before producing the Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies, with the help of a task force, we surveyed practices in India and other countries where guidance for governors is widely prevalent, for example, in the UK, USA and Australia; in particular:

  • ‘The Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK - Code of Practice and General Principles’ (Committee of University Chairs [CUC] 2004, 2009)
  • Governance Development Programme by the UK Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • The Association of Governing Boards (USA) ‘Effective Governing Boards: A Guide for Members of Governing Boards of Independent Universities and Colleges’ (2010)

In particular, we recognise the pioneering work of the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) of the UK in developing the first Guide and subsequent reports on Effective Governing Bodies.

In this section we will share appropriate international experiences that we feel are useful support to the Good Governance Programme such as reports, articles, studies, site links and other support materials from outside India. (See OTHER RESOURCES for additional materials)

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World Bank

Putting Higher Education to Work: Skills and Research for Growth in East Asia (See Chapter 5)

Chinese Institute for Education Finance Research

China (Section from Working Paper 190)

National Institute for Academic Degress and University Evaluation

Quality Assurance for Higher Education in Japan



World Bank

Legal Frameworks for Tertiary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (The Quest for Institutional Responsiveness) (Working Paper 175)



National Institute for Governance, University of Canberra

Good Governance in Australia (Swansson, Mow, Bartos)



CHEPS (University of Twente)

Higher Education Governance in Europe

EUROPE – United Kingdom


Committee of University Chairs (UK)

Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in UK Universities (2009)

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK)

What is an Effective and High Performing Governing Body in UK Higher Education? (2009)

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK)

Summary of Higher Education Governance

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (UK)

Quality Code



Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

AGB Statement: Board Responsibility for the Oversight of Educational Quality AGB Statement: Board Responsibility for Institutional Governance

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education Research

Governance and State Policy Leadership

SHEEO – State Higher Education Executive Officers Association

Excellence at Scale: What is required of public leadership and governance in higher education?

Society for College and University Planning

A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in Higher Education by Karen E. Hinton




On the Edge – Securing a Sustainable Future for Higher Education (Financial Management and Governance in Higher Education)

World Bank

Global Trends in University Governance (John Fielden, World Bank Working Paper 9)

United Nations (ESCAP)

What is Good Governance?

World Bank Guiding Universities: Governance and Management Arrangements around the Globe



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.