Enhancing the capabilities of technical education in India


A collection of short, personal insight audio and video interviews from leaders, members and chairs of governing bodies.

Professor M. Anandakrishnan serves as Former Chairman of Board of Governors at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur since 2007. He was the first Science Counselor at the Embassy of India Washington, D.C. (1974 to 1978) and served in the United Nations Centre for S&T for Development from 1978 to 1989 and as Vice-Chancellor of Anna University for two terms from 1990 to 1996. He was Vice-Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education from 1996 to 2002 and concurrently the Advisor to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Information Technology and e-Governance. He was Chairman, Madras Institute of Development Studies from 2003 to 2008.

Professor M. Anandakrishnan answers questions on governance and leadership:

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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 TEQIP 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.