To know the state of higher education institutes in the country, the Department of Educational Administration of MS University’s Faculty of Education and Psychology will conduct a national level research project, through a multi-state and multi-institutional study.
The study on teaching and learning in higher education institutes in India has been commissioned by the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, National University of Educational Planning and Administration of Ministry of Human Resource Development.
K Pushpanadham, Director and the state project lead of the research, and the professor of educational management at the Department, said, “While extensive research and development are being conducted on improving teaching-learning in primary and secondary education sectors, there seems a lack of substantial and contemporary research for evidence based policy making to improve teaching-learning in Indian higher educational arena.”
“Despite focus on excellence becoming a national agenda for higher educational reform (during XIth and XIIth plan of Planning Commission) teaching in higher education has an overall limited success in improving the conditions of the youth of the country. It is in this backdrop that the research is being carried out,” he added.
Universities covering different regions in five zones including Himachal Pradesh University from North, Madurai Kamraj University in South, Calcutta University in East, MSU in West and Guru Ghasidas University in Central India, have been selected for the study.