ERIC Number: EJ1199330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Dissemination Strategies for Higher Educational Institutions for Geo-Social Necessities: A Synergic Model
Ram, Manulal P.
Higher Education for the Future, v6 n1 p22-51 Jan 2019
Higher education institutions (HEIs) are expected to be established in conjunction with the specificities of the regions to which they are supposed to belong. But over the years, the regional necessities based on its resourcefulness and demographic potential are seldom accounted for in their justifiable dissemination across the state. This article analyzes (a) whether our HEIs are established by satisfying the needs of its geographical area and (b) whether the programmes offered by them have any mutual benefits to the regional populace and academic community. Various resource diversities are attached with every institution, in the context of contesting components of science and other academic disciplines. This study proposes a synergic model to facilitate the allocation of academic programmes and dissemination of institutions with 10 broad synergic bands, each incorporating various resource potentials available with every geographical niche. A total of 54 government arts and science colleges of the state have been geocoded and tagged with these bands, to find the institutional synergies with their surrounding resources. Although colleges capture synergy points ranging from two to nine, but only a few of the institutions are enriched with higher numbers of bands. The more synergy points the institution captures, the more will be its academic potential in terms of feasibility of programmes in consideration of sustainable development of the locality in which they are situated. This model is therefore an instrument for every institution and to self-evaluate its performance for the societal prosperity of their immediate neighbourhood.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, School Community Relationship, School Location, Sustainable Development, Neighborhoods, Geographic Distribution, Foreign Countries, Proximity, Colleges, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: India