This paper aims to explore the permeability of the knowledge management (KM) concept at Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE), a leading Higher Education Institution (HEI) in teacher training established five decades ago. HEIs consolidate their strengths in a number of ways but managing the quality and quantity of knowledge and education can leverage its competitive advantage. Looking thoroughly at KM concepts in HEIs brought attention to other areas of interest like knowledge sharing practices and community of practices (CoPs). The research methodology used is a descriptive design where academics of different schools and departments at MIE were surveyed to look at (1) awareness about KM, (2) consumption of information and knowledge by academics, (3) knowledge sharing practices at personal and institutional level, and (4) the prevalence of (CoPs) in HEIs. The findings exposed a number of issues about KM practices and it also questioned the role and responsibilities that HEIs management can undertake in establishing KM strategies to gauge organisational excellence.
Key words: Information, knowledge, knowledge management, Mauritius Institute of Education.