Correlates of the national ranking of higher education institutions and funding of academic libraries: An empirical analysis

Kumar, Vinit and Balaji, B Preedip and ., Monika Correlates of the national ranking of higher education institutions and funding of academic libraries: An empirical analysis. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2020. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Libraries are now central to academic institutions and are challenged for their relevance amidst disruptive technological innovations and competition. The study examines the pattern of library funding by comparing their budgets in top higher educational institutions in India. Using data from the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) analyzes the correlations if any between the ranking of the institution and the budget comparing the data under different categories of ranking. Findings indicate that, although universities and colleges have a higher student enrollment they spend less towards the teaching-learning activities. A significant positive correlation is found between capital expenditure and the national ranking score, which indicates that institutions spending more towards libraries score higher in the national rankings. These findings will be useful policymakers, administrators, librarians, funding agencies, and quality assessment systems in higher education sector.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: India higher education; National ranking; NIRF; Academic library; Library budget
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
F. Management. > FF. Funding.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
Depositing user: Preedip Balaji
Date deposited: 22 Nov 2020 06:26
Last modified: 22 Nov 2020 06:26


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