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Department of Educational Policy

The Department of Educational Policy is committed to the study of educational policy, analyze and evaluate educational programmes, to identify trends, understand outcomes and guide policy and practice, towards finding solutions to current problems in educational governance and management. As t is dedicated to the mission of enhancing the knowledge of critical barriers facing access, equity, quality and relevance throughout the educational pipeline, department stimulates discussions on various policy issues, from time to time, to generate knowledge base, for the use of policy makers, practitioners and other stake holders in the educational and public policy arena that affects educational system in India. The research focus is on studying above issues of policy and practice in addition to those pertaining to teaching, learning and performance in educational institutions for creating better linkage between educational research and educational policy. Research outcomes are intended not only to describe the complexities of educational phenomena but also to offer recommendations for action. Keeping in view the recent changes in the society and its influence on education the department will act as a sounding board for the stakeholders at national level for enabling needful actions from time to time. The Department also undertakes training on policy issues for planners, administrators, implementers, and scholars who can act effectively and ethically within the given structures, processes and cultural contexts of organized education in India. More...


Prof. A. K. Singh

Head of Department

Ph.D. (Education) from University of London with Master of Studies (Social Anthropology) from Oxford University; was on the Faculty of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; GOI National Scholar; published research papers and articles in national and international journals and books; conducted several research studies: Evaluation of Education Programmes and Schemes, Alternative Schooling through Maktabs, Community and School Linkages, Evaluation of Literacy Campaigns; consulted by the European Commission, Save the Children (UK), UNICEF, the World Bank; specializes in Education of the Disadvantaged, Decentralised Educational Management, Tribal Education, Policy Analysis and Programme Evaluation.

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Professor Educational Policy Policy Analysis and Programme Evaluation, Decentralized Educational Management, Tribal Education aksingh[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in


Prof. Veera Gupta

(On Lien)

Prof. Gupta is a policy planner, implementer, researcher and professor of educational policy. She has worked in academic, research and regulatory bodies. She has experience of working with national, international and bi-national organizations on variety of assignments. Her areas of interest are Policy planning and implementation in the areas of teacher education, vocational education, special education and guidance and counseling. She has many publications to her credit.

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Professor Educational Policy Educational policy making, Inclusive Education, Specific learning disability, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Student and School Assessment veeragupta[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in


Dr. Manisha Priyam

Associate Professor

Dr. Manisha Priyam is Professor of Education Policy at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. She is a Senior Academic and Researcher, and works on issues of development and politics. She has a doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in International Development, where she examines the politics of education policy reforms in a comparative perspective. Read More...

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Dr. S. K. Mallik

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Sociology) from Institute of Social Sciences, Dr. B.R. Amdedkar University, Agra. Area of specialisation is School Education under the Management of Panchayati Raj Bodies. Trained at International Institute of Educational Planning (IIEP),UNESCO, Paris. Prior to joining the organization he was working under the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi; on deputation to National Council for Teacher Education, Eastern Regional Committee, Bhubaneswar. Published number of articles and book reviews in journals of national repute

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Assistant Professor Educational Policy Planning and Management of School Education skmallik[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in