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Effects of Globalization and Isomorphism on Higher Education Institutions in India – Pathways of Academic Autonomy


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1 School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
2 Associate Professor, Management Strategy and Organization, School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
3 Executive Director, MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India
4 Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Karjule Harya, Takli Dhokeshwar, Ahmednagar, India
     

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Globalization has interaction on each and every connection of life, people. Higher education is not an exception from these transformations. Effects of globalization on higher educational institutions (HEIs) include student mobility, faculty exchange, research, rankings, academic collaborations, diverse cohorts and international enrolments. Globalization also brought isomorphic pressures on HEIs to become equivalent and comparable. This paper discusses isomorphism which leads to Indian universities becoming more homogenous and thus consequently loosing autonomy and in turn individual identity. Secondly, it discusses the constraints on academic autonomy of new HEIs due to peer pressure isomorphism. with their academic autonomy. This report is based on university affiliated HEIs which opted autonomous status under the new schemes and policies. In this report two case studies, Government College of Engineering, Pune and MIT Academy of Engineering, Pune, are presented.

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Isomorphism; Higher Education Institutes (HEIs); Academic Autonomy.
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Authors

Yogesh Bhalerao
School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Dan Davies
Associate Professor, Management Strategy and Organization, School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Sunil Karad
Executive Director, MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India
Mahesh Nagarkar
Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Karjule Harya, Takli Dhokeshwar, Ahmednagar, India

Abstract


Globalization has interaction on each and every connection of life, people. Higher education is not an exception from these transformations. Effects of globalization on higher educational institutions (HEIs) include student mobility, faculty exchange, research, rankings, academic collaborations, diverse cohorts and international enrolments. Globalization also brought isomorphic pressures on HEIs to become equivalent and comparable. This paper discusses isomorphism which leads to Indian universities becoming more homogenous and thus consequently loosing autonomy and in turn individual identity. Secondly, it discusses the constraints on academic autonomy of new HEIs due to peer pressure isomorphism. with their academic autonomy. This report is based on university affiliated HEIs which opted autonomous status under the new schemes and policies. In this report two case studies, Government College of Engineering, Pune and MIT Academy of Engineering, Pune, are presented.

Keywords


Isomorphism; Higher Education Institutes (HEIs); Academic Autonomy.

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