The International Institute for Higher Education and Capacity Building (IIHEd), O.P. Jindal Global University, has launched a book written by its faculty members led by its Founding Vice Chancellor Professor C Raj Kumar titled, “The President of India and the Governance of Higher Education Institutions” in the presence of a gathering in Delhi.
The manuscript has been published by Universal Law Publishing / LexisNexis Imprint. The co-authors of the book are faculty members of JGU: Prof Yugank Goyal, Prof. Anamika Srivastava, Ms. Kavana Ramaswamy and Prof. Ramanujam.
The book examines the role and functions of the President of India as the Visitor to 114 higher education institutions in the country, and simultaneously highlights the imperative need for raising academic standards while promoting international benchmarks in quality, excellence and institutional governance.
The pre-launch first copy of the book was presented to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee by JGU Founding Chancellor Naveen Jindal and Founding Vice Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The launch of the book was followed by a panel discussion on “Governance of Higher Education Institutions in India”. The session was chaired by Prof. Shiv Visvanathan, Vice Dean Jindal School of Government and Public Policy.
The panel had some of the leading educationists of the country including Dr. Kavita Sharma, President South Asian University, Dr. Nikhil Sinha, Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, Dr. Gopa Sabharwal, Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University and Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Co-Chair, UNESCO and President, PRIA.