Ethical Governance-A Study of Delhi University and Its Colleges

Jai Prakash Sharma, Sakshi Verma


As the demand for higher education in India is growing, numbers of higher educational institutions are multiplying and it is essential that these institutes are governed properly. The current paper focuses on the study of one of the premier Universities of India- „University of Delhi‟ or „Delhi University‟, as also popularly known. Delhi University, one of the Central Universities, came into life in 1922 and has grown manifolds. From 3 colleges and 750 students in 1922, it has now over 100 PG Departments, 77 colleges and more than 4 lakh students. Understanding the importance of governance of educational institutions, the current paper makes an attempt to study the governance structure of DU and to find out how well it scores on different aspects of ethical governance, namely decision making and participation, efficient performance, following principle of equity, fairness, having a transparent and accountable governance system and teacher‟s ethics. Several articles and research papers have been reviewed and it is found that no such prior study has been conducted on this subject in India. The paper is based on primary as well as secondary sources. A sample of 352 respondents, including teachers, Principals and students union (DUSU) was taken and the survey was conducted using three self-designed questionnaires, separate for each respondent group. A personal interaction with teachers, Principals and students has given useful insights. To get a three sixty degree view of opinion, teachers have been further divided into different groups, on the basis of gender, designation and work status. Analysis has been done using SPSS and Excel. Descriptive statistics have been computed to study profile of respondents and to compute their mean scores. Independent t-test and one-way ANOVA have been computed to find out whether there exists any significant difference in opinion of different teacher‟s groups.

Aus. J. Law, Ethics & Gov. Vol 1(1), October 2015, P 51-79


Delhi University; Colleges; Ethical Governance; Higher Education

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