‘Universities have lost autonomy’

August 07, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 29, 2016 01:43 pm IST - WARANGAL:

Ineffective governance and misuse of power has led to loss of autonomy of universities which were once considered a State within a State, observed noted educationist and former Vice-Chancellor of Ambedkar Open University, V.S. Prasad.

The regulatory mechanisms are devoid of essential attributes such as integrity, transparency and timely action. Monitoring the performance is reduced to meddling with the system on day-to-day basis that has robbed the universities of their autonomy.

Mr. Prasad was delivering the third endowment lecture of late K. Jayashankar on the eve of his birth anniversary at Kakatiya University here on Thursday. “Now, the first priority of the government is to appoint Vice-Chancellors in all the universities,” he said, adding that persons with vision, passion, integrity and courage should be chosen to build the institutions of higher education to realise the dream of building golden Telangana. Meanwhile, members of Goldsmiths’ Association garlanded the statue of Prof. Jayashankar at Mattewada. Similar programmes were organised across the district.

Regulatory mechanisms are devoid of essential attributes such as integrity, transparency and timely action

V.S. Prasad

Educationist

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