“Secured Governance for Education”Development of Education Infrastructures paving path for Multi- Sectoral Growth. Education system in India has grown in the post‐independence period to become one of the largest systems of its kind in the world. During the last decade it has been experiencing a galloping growth phase with major campuses mushrooming throughout the country and offering varied courses. The higher education industry boasting of student enrollment of 11 million in 343 universities and 17000 colleges, offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognized globally. Market size of Higher education in India has gone up from 30000 crores in 2008 to 50,000 crores in 2012. Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses, there are many training and diploma level institutes and polytechnics that cater to the growing demand for skill‐ based and vocational education. There is however a popular view point that the recent growth of higher education system has been sporadic and unplanned and cannot be relied on to provide a robust source of development. There is also a concern1 that apart from financing and management there also problems associated with access and quality of higher education doled out. Even the National Knowledge Commission has called for reforming governance of educational institutions. Governance issues in higher education have thus emerged in to the forefront higher education. We are in need of a system which provides a blue print for extending the present concept of practical governance to ensure a system of administration that is proactive, secured, transperent accountable and responsive. A system which has to be centred on dynamic self response mechanism derived from well defined linkages of the system and individuals who can take necessary action independently. Secured Governance for Education – A Mantra for Prosperity through Knowledge Growth Secured Governance for Education Sector is a strategy that relates to the develop a relationship between development of Education infrastructures to various other sectors along with various institutions as partners and Government as governing body to foster, coordinate and create an defined “Educational Hub” along various existing educational infrastructure or to create a new cluster/s on strategically defined locations that improves and develops the cluster as a whole through regional strategies, technology and interdependency among various sectors of growth.
“Techno Economic Corridor for cHighways defines an s” n economic linkage between major citie or devel es loping region, connecting various Se ecured Governan nce Hubs contributing to g highway d development t and support ted by subsidiary sectors which includes many y initiativess and develop pment plans i in and around the multiple nodal conne ecting regions. Education Hubs in th country w be n he will developed on a Pri d ivate Partne ership. Projects will be awarded throu ugh a centralizeed selection process for developm ment of a de efined Educational Hub/s which will include educational Figure 1 :‐ Compone ents for Ed ducation H HUBstructures from Prima and Seco s ary ondary Schools, A Science and Comme Art, erce Schools, Professional courses, Vo ocational Institutes, Corp porate Training c centers, Spec cialty Busines Institutes Etc,. Develop ss pment of Education Hub will also deevelop makes wa for develo ay opment of a secured towwnship along the Hubs in strategically defined inte y ervals divided in n various clus sters which wwill include inf frastructures such as Residential comp plexes, Officia al and Industrial Facilities ,Power and Wate er, Banking ,Education nal Institutes, , Transpo ort facilities annd infrastruc ctures , Healthcar re, Hospitali ity Sectors, Retail Marke et, and many y more). Secured g governance for fEducation has major n characteristics like participat tion, rule of law, trannsparency, an nd responsiv veness, at each stage of its operations and in d developing a a Figure 2:‐ T F TECHNO E ECONOMIC C HUB FOR R EDUCATIO ONrobust education n system in the country With impr n y. roved resour allocation enhanced governance, Interdepend rce n, , dency among se ectors and tra ansparency in n the system going hand in hand with development t and effectivve use
of Information Technology and Innovation can deliver a safer, cleaner and more accountable delivery of self sustaining Education infrastructure and services. Any system of Governance has to address the distribution of authority and functions among the units within large entity, the modes of communication and control among them. The Secured governance is built on the basis of realistic characterization of the stakeholders and their reactions to situations and its greater emphasis on prompt and often proactive response for resolution of incidents ensures stability and security. Moreover Secured Governance for Education also emphasis on the ability to create a system to deal with the code of conduct of relationships between the entity and surrounding environment. In particular emphasis is on providing action corridors between the education system with those controlling specific education sector roles may it be private players, government, banking, industry or other sectors. A high degree of technical integration and economic interdependence in modern societies will also increase uncertainty where risk begins and end, and help them judiciously plan and be prepared for even minor event and rings in the society participation in nation building process The concept of secured governance does not believe that dramatic changes can be achieved only through a revolution that requires upturning all the procedures evolved through years of efforts and experience. It realizes the tools for bringing about effective and sustainable changes are already available in the system. They can be made more effective by defining linkages, effective response mechanism and dynamic feedback systems. Emphasis is placed on defining relationship between sectors of growth, institutions and government to foster coordination and create an environment that improves the system as a whole through regional strategies, technology and by taking cognizance of the myriad of interdependencies.