Enhancing the capabilities of technical education in India


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

Materials will be added to the governance website to support institutions as they work to develop and strengthen their governance practices. These can be found under the main sections of the website:


The TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies in support of the Good Governance Programme does not seek to reinvent any wheels. Rather it consolidates good governance practice and distils past experience and recommendations developed both in India and elsewhere. Keeping in view the current reform initiatives, the vision, the tenets and current practice, framed the Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies embodies the salient characteristics and principles of good governance.

We hope that the Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies and all the other materials found on the website assist Indian institutions and government in performing their duties successfully in their journey for excellence in governance. Perhaps, working together they will give the necessary impetus needed for the winds of change to blow effectively through the governance arrangements of the Indian higher education sector.

Other Materials and activities

The objective of the website is to support good governance and share experiences that may be helpful to others - be they governing body members or any one wishing to develop and improve governance at institutional, State and National level. Here we provide reports, papers and case studies on governance and governance related issues and identify national and international sources of interest.

Good Governance learning forums have been, and will continue to be, organised for invited institutional representatives to share experience of good practice (gathered nationally and internationally), as well as common gaps, barriers and issues. They will draw from their experience of governance self-review (aspects of good practice and key areas that they believe will need to be developed to strengthen their governance practice).

Institutions are encouraged to help one another and some institutions have volunteered to share their experience of undertaking their self-reviews (see the BVB pilot work), development of governance development plans and institutional governance guidelines documents with other TEQIP institutions through TEQIP Good Governance Forums that will be held at regional locations around the country, and on the governance resources section of the website.

Under resources there are some institutional examples. We recommend that you also listen to a number of short interviews. These offer perspectives and insights from governing body chairs and members, and institutional and national leaders.

If you have further suggestions for sharing experiences please Contact Us.



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.