What is Autonomy?
Autonomy may be defined as a functional
status given to the Institutions, by the University Grants Commission
(UGC) by giving greater flexibility towards purely academic development
for up-liftment of academic standards and excellence.
Benefits of Autonomy
An Autonomous Institution carries a prestigious image for the students and the teachers.
- It can determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi, restructure and redesign the courses to suit local needs
- It can also offer need based short term courses for the benefit of the students
- It can use modern tools of educational technology to achieve higher standards and greater creativity
- It can also promote healthy practices such as community service, extension activities, projects for the benefit of the society at large
- It can award the degrees on behalf of the university by providing more academic and operative freedom to function better with credibility
In Brief, Autonomy reflects:
- Efforts for Excellence in academic performances
- Capability of self-governance and
- Enhancement in the quality of education.
The major stake holders of an autonomous institution are:
- Local community