Knowledge Management in Higher Education Institutions- With Special Reference to Universities in India
Knowledge management (KM) is the collection of processes that govern the creation, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge. KM has been around for a very long time in several forms. KM is the set of processes that seeks to change the present pattern of knowledge processing to enhance the capacity and potential of the learners. Universities and Higher Education Institutions (HEI) today needs to emphasis a lot on the development of the tools and techniques of KM. It is a wide subject which not only includes the management practices but also involves philosophy, communication and information technology. Some of the well known Institutes in India have demonstrated how the concept of KM transforms the universities and institutes status with continuous improvements. This chapter is an inactive to understand the various dimensions of KM and how they differ in case of different universities and educational institutes in India. The chapter also highlights the interdisciplinary aspects of KM and investigates the scope of effective implementation of KM strategies in universities and HEI.
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