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Autonomy oils the wheels of higher education excellence


None of India’s institutions of higher education appears in the list of the top 100 universities of the world. It points out the missing element of autonomy in the institutions to attain excellence.

World rankings & India Scenario

  • Not making it to the top 100: Almost none of the Indian higher educational institutions are counted in the first 100 entries of the various ranking lists.
  • Management Issues: University Grants Commission (UGC), and AICTE guidelines often subject universities to strict regulations. Universities are micro-managed by regulatory authorities.
  • Exceptions: Barring a few, for example, IITs are exceptions. They are generally self-governed and enjoy a greater degree of autonomy as they fall outside the regulatory purview of the UGC.
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