Leadership development programme launched for administrative functionaries of universities

The initiative is a result of UGC’s collaboration with the British Council under the aegis of UKIERI.

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The ‘Higher Education Leadership Development Programme for Administrators’ was launched as a result of a collaboration between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the British Council under the aegis of the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).

The objective is to deliver a leadership-development programme for administrative functionaries — both middle and senior level — of Indian Universities. The programme is expected to improve the leadership capacity of the functionaries and also the quality of education being imparted in Indian universities. Not only will it help promote a global outlook but also ensure learning that is inclusive and in line with global higher education systems that support the economic and social growth in the UK and India. The idea is to encourage the functionaries to enhance their competency and performance, so that they will add more value to the institutional profile and contribute to the positive reputation of Indian universities.

The senior- and middle-level academic administrators will benefit from the programme as it will equip them to bring about systemic changes by adopting new models and approaches, and introducing new tools and skills.

The programme will comprise two workshops conducted by UK trainers, to train about 300 academic administrators at the registrar and joint/deputy/assistant registrar levels to enable them to professionally transform the higher education institutions.

From amongst the participants themselves, 30 will be selected to be future leadership development programme trainers. The selected participants will be given additional training.

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