New Public Management and its impact on selected indicators of higher education governance at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Proceedings of The 3rd World Conference on Education and Teaching

Year: 2022

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New Public Management and its impact on selected indicators of higher education governance at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Joydeep Sil

 

ABSTRACT: 

Over the last two decades there is a world-wide organised change in the functioning of public management systems manifested in the ‘New Public Management’ (NPM) concept which originated in the United States and came in to prominence after1980s. Conceptually, it is regarded as a departure from ‘government’ to ‘governance’, replacing traditional hierarchical modes of government. Implications of the NPM in the governance and management of higher education institutions (HEIs) have been a subject of contemporary educational research and case studies undertaken especially in reference to the western world. In the Indian context, there is also a perceptible change in approach in enforcement of higher education administration and services with greater autonomy to the HEIs with minimal role of the State. The higher education policies, inter alia, adopted under the New Education Policy, 2020 also reflects nuances of NPM in adopting new market-oriented measures and outcome-based approach in the face of increasing global competition and resource crunch. The proposed research work will attempt to bring out such changes triggered by NPM in Indian higher education governance and also critically analyse its impact on selected parameters, viz., (i) curriculum development, (ii) role of faculty members and (iii) resource mobilization at the institutional-level based on a case study of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC).

keywords: autonomy; curriculum; financing; linkages; self-sustaining .