History, Performance and Future (January, 2000)
The book would make a significant contribution towards the understanding of the concept and effective implementation of College Autonomy. When we look at the research on Autonomous Colleges, we have only a few books and studies published besides the officials reports of the UGC and the Government. However in the University News and News Frontiers in Education, there has been a lot of debate and critical thinking on the subject.
Towards New Pastures
Colleges Autonomy – Three Decades (1978-2008), February, 2008
This book reviews the progress of the movement. The spread of the autonomous college movement has been very slow. The target was set to have 500 autonomous colleges by the National Policy of Education (1986). Even at the start of the Eleventh Five Year Plan, we have reached only half of the target. The reasons for the slow growth of the autonomous colleges are well known, the opposition from teachers' associations, wrong ideas spread about autonomy, the reluctance and the unwillingness on the part of a few state governments and universities to accept and implement the idea.
Change or to be Changed
A Text book on Life Scoping Skills for undergraduate Students (June, 2008)
One of the urgent needs of the reforms in Higher Education in India today is to make the graduates employable. To make them employable we need to create the proper mind-set and right type of attitudes in them. Holistic development of the personality of the students is very important. Hence we created this book “Change or Be Changed ” with 21 chapters divided into three parts.
PART – I Developing Personal Skills
PART – II Developing Coping Mechanism
PART – III Developing Fitness for a Job.
It has been written in a simple language with theory and exercises. I am sure the teacher and students will benefit by this book as a foundation course in an autonomous college.
Issues of Xlth Five year Plan (February, 2009)
Beyond Margins “Enlarging the Space and scope of Higher Education in India – by Fr. Xavier Alphonse, S.J.
Higher Education is at the cross roads. It has to respond to the challenges of development of newer skills, internationalization, privatization of higher Education, global competition and also the challenges of Access, Expansion Equality, Excellence and Equity by providing opportunities to the socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged sections of the society. Beyond Margins is one such response. The sole aim of this book is to capture the problems, issues, strategies that are being developed in the XI Five Year Plan.
Building Just, Inclusive and Secular India
Draft New Education Policy - 2016- Issues and Implications, November 2016
The Draft of the New Education Policy (2015-2016) has caused a legitimate stir among the minorities. The reason for the stir is the procedure adopted by the government of India to give birth to the policy and also the content. Though the summary inputs was put on the MHRD website, the question is whether it was open and transparent.
The policy draft has been thoroughly studied and the responses varied from popular responses by way of demonstrations, handing over memorandum to the collectors of various districts and government officials. We need and want a new education policy to respond to the challengers of global and Indian context.
Building Institutions and Individuals AIACHE's Saga of Success
This book reviews the Milestones of the History of AIACHE, its Origin, Performance and Future - 1967-2016 and highlights "the positive interventions which AIACHE has made and responded to the issues, challenges and concerns not only in Higher Education, but also faced by the Indian Society.
Community College Movement in India and Abroad : Access and Success
India is a country with a population of 1.3 billion. Higher Education in India has expanded 25 times and 12 to 15 million students are going for Higher Education. Hence those who are left out of Higher Education are almost 85 to 90 percent. They definitely need an alternative system should have a twin purpose. It should provide education for livelihood and Higher Education. This book explains the History of the Indian Community College System and touches upon briefly the similar system available in other parts of the world and also gives the list of resource material available on the system by way of publications, articles and TQM of Community Colleges. This book will be inspired to understand, appreciate this system and also to start initiatives especially in the rural, urban areas to realize the dream of inclusive social development to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, the educated and illiterate and men and women.