A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ACADEMIC AUTONOMY AMONG THE GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMEN By  Sushanta Kumar Deo

Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of academic autonomy among the government and non-government autonomous colleges of Orissa. The sample were selected by following the purposive random sampling method, where 322 teachers (N=322, Male: 172 and female: 150) were selected from 12 government and 4 non-government autonomous colleges of Orissa. A self made questionnaire on the ‘Effectiveness of Autonomy in Higher Education Institutions’ was developed by the researcher (2014) to measure the effectiveness of academic autonomy. The major findings are: The effectiveness of academic autonomy of the government autonomous colleges is significantly higher than the non-government autonomous colleges in Orissa. Male teachers of government autonomous colleges have found the academic autonomy of their institutions as more effective than that of their male counterpart of the non-government autonomous colleges. And female teachers of government autonomous colleges have also found the academic autonomy of their institutions as more effective than that of their female counterpart of the non-government autonomous colleges. Keywords: Academic autonomy, Government autonomous colleges, Non-government autonomous colleges.