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2-Day Workshop on Academic Autonomy, dated 1st to 2nd August 2016
August 1, 2016 - August 2, 2016
This workshop, targeted at principals and other stakeholders from various colleges all over Maharashtra state, was attended by 68 participants. The resource persons for this 2-day session were: Prof B Venkatesh Kumar, Chair, CALEM, TISS, Prof Abhay Pethe and Prof Neeraj Hatekar, Dept of Economics, University of Mumbai, Prof Anil Karnik, Dept of Chemistry, University of Mumbai and Fr Agnelo Menezes, Principal, St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. The programme covered multiple topics such as need for autonomy, guidelines related to conversion to autonomous college status and university status, significance of autonomy for academic excellence, how to prepare for autonomy, and dimensions of autonomy (financial/academic/administrative). The resource persons shared their experiences and challenges pertaining to the obtaining and maintaining of autonomous status, and the participants freely expressed their plans, concerns and queries pertaining to autonomy.