It ensures that Institutions should be allowed to leverage land resources for resource mobilization. The funds raised by an institution should not be used to offset the grants from the government. The government should institute a financial programme to attract and sponsor top students to do doctoral research in the country and abroad, with an inbuilt obligation to work in academic institutions in the country for a fixed number for year.
The starting compensation for an Assistant Professor should be better than what the industry may pay to freshers with graduate degrees. The services of a new lecturer in a college should be recognized only after 6 years. Each permanent professor should be evaluated once every decade for contributions to “Thought Leaderships”. An annual performance review system needs to be put in place in institutions of higher learning, the report recommends.
The report, recently submitted to the Planning Commission, would now be considered by the Ministry for policy decision for the 12 Plan.