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Leadership And Governance In Higher Education. Level 2

AICTE and Savitribai Phule Pune University via Swayam


This is an inter-disciplinary Refresher Course focusing on leadership and Governance in Indian higher education.
  • In case you are thinking and looking beyond the benefits of CAS (Career advancement Scheme),
  • If you think you have it in you to be a leader in the higher education system and to held higher positions in the system.
  • If you think you deserve to grow up in the system, this course is made for you.

This course will help you to understand the basics, eligibility and requirements for leadership roles in higher education. This also will help you to understand and improve yourself as an Academic Leader, Administrative leader or Organisational leader.
This course also introduces you to the different aspects of governance in Indian Higher Education system, which will be essentially helpful for every emerging leader in the system. This will help you to be a better leader and effective administrator along with a good academician.
Intended Audience:- Faculty members of any subject or discipline from Senior College, institutions and/or University can join this course. As per the guidelines of MHRD and UGC, participation in this course will be considered as one refresher for the CAS.



This is a total 40 hours course, delivered through online videos, power point presentations and activities. It will go at the rate of 4 hours a week. Reference material for sessions will also be provided online. Activities/assignments based on the contents covered in the course will be conducted before the end of the program. End of the course examination will be conducted for evaluation and the candidates clearing the examination will be issued certificates. The tentative course layout is as follows:-

Week 1:

1. About the Course

2. Career Growth Options for Teachers


· Vertical Growth Options

3. Types of Leaderships in Higher Education & Its Importance

· Academic Leadership

· Administrative Leadership

· Organisational Leadership

Week 2:

Academic Leadership

· Understanding Academic Leadership

· Roles and responsibilities of academic leaders

· Curriculum Development & Innovation

· Enhancing Quality in Research

Week 3:

Academic Leadership

· Extension Activities

· Behavioural Skills required in operational context

· Facilitating Change

Week 4:

Administrative Leadership

· Administrative Leaders in higher education (Roles & responsibilities)

· Higher education – Systems and procedures

· Strategic Leadership

Week 5:

Administrative Leadership

· Developing institutional culture and environment

· Human Resource Management

· Change management and Decision making

Week 6:

Administrative Leadership

· Developing institutional culture and environment

· Human Resource Management

· Change management and Decision making

Week 7:

Organisational Leadership

· Understanding higher education system in India

· Understanding Organisation & Challenging the system / processes

· Values and ethics

· Self-accountability & responsibility

Week 8:

Organisational Leadership

· Effective Communication

· Result Oriented Approach

· Developing organisation and individual of high Vision – High value

· Action Oriented Leadership

· Organisational agility

Week 9:

Governance in Higher Education

· Governance in Higher Education (Indian Perspective)

o Pre-Independence

o Post-Independence

o Current Scenario

o Challenges

· External Governance & Internal Governance

· E-Governance

Week 10:

Governance in Higher Education

· Good governance and sustainable development

· University structure & Systems

· University officers & authorities

Week 11:

Governance in Higher Education

· Deemed University / autonomous status (Challenges/advantages – Governance)

· Financial Governance

· Changing role of stakeholders in higher education

Week 12:

New Education Policy – 2019

· New vision for Indian Higher Education System

· Restructuring & Consolidation

· Optimal Learning environments & support for students

· Professional Education

Week 13:

New Education Policy – 2019

· Faculty Development Initiatives

· Teacher Education

· National Research Foundation

Week 14:

New Education Policy – 2019

· Empowering Governance and effective leadership

· Transforming the regulatory system

· Review

Week 15 & 16: Need based Clarifications / Sessions (Based on suggestions of the participants and Assignments

Taught by

Prof.(Dr) Sanjeev A. Sonawane

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  • Anonymous
    Great course for individuals looking beyond CAS.
    Performance of support staff is great, doubts are clarified instantly and queries are answered precisely which makes learning fun.

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