Kerala has ushered a new paradigm in higher education sector by granting autonomy to a few colleges in the recent times. Though it has been in the practice only for the last two years, CPPR finds it is important to understand how the stakeholders and the beneficiaries approach the autonomy status given.
This study is an attempt to analyse the functioning of autonomous colleges, granted in 2014, in Kerala to infer if the quality of education has seen an improvement in these colleges. The study aims to collect information from four colleges in Ernakulam, Kerala, of which three are private autonomous and one is government autonomy. Rajagiri College, Sacred Heart College, St.Teresa’s College and Maharaja’s College (government) are the colleges covered under the study.
This study was conducted by Nikhitha Mary Mathew, Research Intern under the guidance of Dr. Martin Patrick, Chief Economist of CPPR.

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