The Higher education Sector in Tamil Nadu has numerous successful initiatives led by various educational institutions. These initiatives showcase innovative approaches, effective strategies, long-lasting impact and sustainability thereby developing the youth in the state. These success stories and best practices need to be disseminated widely across various educational institutions across India, thereby enabling institutions across the nation to follow the best practices. This could also generate a greater momentum across the country for learning, adaptation and replication of the success stories.
ICT Academy aims to identify, document and disseminate the best practices and innovative approaches from educational sectors across Tamil Nadu. ICT Academy will be releasing a special edition book "Best Practices - Higher Education Tamil Nadu" during its 25th edition of Bridge conference at Chennai on the 01 Mar 2017, one of the largest Industry Institute Interaction event of India. This publication is intended to assist understanding of the impact of best practices in various educational institutions in Tamil Nadu and to facilitate their replication in institutions across India.
Education plays a critical role in preparing a person to adapt to new skills and value that will be very essential in today's society. With higher education becoming an international service, there is growing concern the world over about quality, standards and recognition. Consequent upon this trend, the debate on how benchmarks have to be evolved for ascertaining and assuring quality at different levels of higher education is significant.
Tamil Nadu has envisaged providing "high quality affordable higher education" and continuously strives towards becoming the "Knowledge Capital" and "Innovation Hub of the country". As one of the most progressive States in the nation on several social and economic indicators, it has created an indelible mark in human development index with an impressive GER of 44.8% adopting multiple strategies to foster manifold development in higher education which has thereby paved the way to march ahead as a pioneering State for the rest of the nation to emulate.
Based on the various important objectives of Higher Education Institutions, the following key categories are identified in this initiative. An institution may submit a best practice in any one of these categories,
An eminent panel of experts from industry, academia and the government will be the jury members, who will scrutinize and select the best practices based on the following parameters.
The purpose of this report is descriptive, because it seeks to provide an accurate description of access, stay and success in higher education.