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ICT in Indian Higher Education Administration and Management

  • Marmar MukhopadhyayEmail author
  • Madhu Parhar
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)

Abstract

Indian higher education is undergoing rapid transformation in terms of access, equity and quality. As the GER in Indian higher education is increasing, the government is setting new time-bound targets for achieving 30 % GER. Enhanced allocation of funds, encouraging private initiatives in higher education, collaboration with foreign universities are some of the recent and important developments. These developments are backed by several policy initiatives through the recommendations of National Knowledge Commission, Yashpal Committee Report, four bills pending in the Indian Parliament, 12th five-year plan and Rashtriya Uchchatar Siksha Abhiyan (RUSA). Not figuring in the top 100 or 200 universities have been an issue articulated by several Indian leaders including President of India in several forums. In a way, Indian higher education seems to be charged up focussing sharply on quality. ICT integration is a necessary condition to achieve these goals. There have been several major initiatives in integrating ICT in higher education led by the University Grants Commission. ICT integration in management and administration of higher education has taken deeper penetration in private universities and institutions. With the objective of generating an informed discourse, this chapter documents integrated data and information system in Indian higher education, though it is in its infancy compared to Indian experience of such EMIS in school education especially for planning, monitoring and evaluation, and policy research.

Keywords

Indian higher education system Policy initiatives Student service management Academic management Higher education information system 

List of Acronyms

AIU

Association of Indian Universities

AICTE

All India Council for Technical Education

CABE

Central Advisory Board of Education

IIT

Indian institute of Technology

INFLIBNET

Information and Library Network

NCHER

National Commission for Higher Education and Research

NMEICT

National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology

NKC

National Knowledge Commission

NAAC

National Assessment and Accreditation Council

NCTE

National Council of Teacher Education

NPTEL

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning

NUEPA

National University of Educational Planning and Administration

RUSA

Rashtriya Uchchatar Siksha Abhiyan

SAMS

Students Academic Management System

SSA

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan

UGC

University Grants Commission

INSAT

Indian National Satellite System

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Technology and Management AcademyGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.STRIDE, Indira Gandhi National Open UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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