Mumbai, Oct 25 (UNI) Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna today called for giving autonomy to educational institutions in the state and said it will allow the institutions to prepare their syllabi as per the needs of the industry and the service sectors.
Addressing a seminar on 'Autonomy in Higher Education: A Retrospection', organised by the Governor's Office with the support of the Indian Merchants' Chamber yesterday, Mr Krishna said accessibility, quality and inclusiveness are the key words for the development of higher education in the era of globalisation.
While it is necessary to make higher education accessible to a large number of students, it is also necessary to maintain the high standards of education, he opined.
Mr Krishna, who is also the Chancellor of Universities in the state, said this could happen only when educational institutions are given the autonomy, because it will bring the inflow of resources and grants from various funding agencies.
He said it will also help to keep pace with the technological process.
''Autonomy will allow the educational institutions to prepare their syllabi as per the needs of the industry and the service sectors,'' he added.
Vice-Chancellors of the 18 universities in the state, members of various authorities of universities, university and college teachers, principals, representatives of management, non-teaching staff and other invitees were present on the occasion.