Implementation of Autonomy Reforms: Haryana’s Success Story
Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, one of the seven TEQIP institutions in the State of Karnataka that became academically autonomous in 2007.
The state of Haryana illustrates the impact of TEQIP both in technical and engineering education and in the broader community. Five public institutions participated in the TEQIP program educating more than 5,000 students. These were the reforms implemented;
- The Institutions were empowered through granting of academic, financial, administrative, and managerial autonomy. Hence, the institutions are now accountable to their Board of Governors with a broader and more representation from government, industry, and faculty and staff representatives.
- The right to allocate and reallocate their public funds to the expenditure category that they deem best – not the government.
- The introduction of a student charter giving students rights as part of the institutions’ by-laws.
- The institutions now retain revenue generated and do no longer have to send the revenue to the government. This gives the institution and faculty incentive to generate more revenue through sale of R&D and consulting services
- Determine terms of employment (duration, wage, benefits etc.) of faculty and staff to reward well performing faculty.