"Role of E-governance in Promoting Transparency and Accountability in Higher Education Institutions"


  • Prof. Seema Rani and Surbhi Gautam


               In contemporary higher education landscapes, the adoption of e-governance has emerged as a critical mechanism for fostering transparency and accountability within institutions. This paper examines the multifaceted role of e-governance in promoting transparency and accountability specifically within higher education institutions. Through a comprehensive analysis of existing literature and empirical studies, this paper elucidates how e-governance initiatives enable higher education institutions to enhance transparency by providing stakeholders with seamless access to institutional policies, academic resources, financial data, and performance metrics. Moreover, e-governance platforms serve as catalysts for accountability by empowering stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and the broader community, to actively participate in governance processes, monitor institutional activities, and hold academic leaders accountable for their decisions. However, the successful implementation of e-governance in higher education necessitates addressing various challenges, including data security, privacy concerns, digital literacy, and institutional resistance to change. Drawing upon global best practices and case studies, this paper offers insights into effective strategies for optimizing the role of e-governance in advancing transparency and accountability agendas within higher education institutions. By promoting transparency and accountability, e-governance contributes to nurturing a culture of trust, enhancing institutional reputation, and ultimately enriching the educational experiences of students. This paper contributes to the ongoing discourse on governance reform in higher education, providing valuable recommendations for policymakers, administrators, and stakeholders to leverage e-governance effectively for the betterment of academic institutions.