The concept of autonomous colleges has come to stay in the realm of higher education in India during the last thirty years. College autonomy has emerged as an alternative to the conventional affiliating system in bringing about qualitative innovations in the field of higher education in the country.
This book seeks to promote the concept of college autonomy in India and brings into focus the major advantages of this educational innovation which was the potential to bring about significant qualitative transformation in the higher education sector. The academics who have contributed to this volume have put forward varying suggestions for improvement in the functioning of the existing autonomous colleges, based on their decades - long experience.
This book is written for all the stake holders in the higher education sector of the country, particularly those in states where autonomy is yet to be introduced, who look forward to quality enhancement in the institutions of higher learning and who perceive education as an instrument of social and economic change.