Dr. K. Biswal

Professor & Head
Department of Educational Planning


Professor K. Biswal has a PhD in Economics of Education from JNU, New Delhi. He has received training in educational planning from IIEP, Parisand . Currently, he is heading the Department. As In- charge, he has been managing the Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE) and the Student Database Management Information System (SDMIS) at NIEPA since January 2017.He specializes in Economics of Education, Educational Decentralization, Strategic Planning, Project Planning, and local level planning techniques – i.e. School Mapping, Micro Planning, & School Improvement Planning. He has been actively involved in programme planning and implementation of central sector flagship programmes like the SSA, RMSA and Samagra Shiksha. He is a co-author of the manual for formulating the DSEP under the RMSA entitle, “Secondary Education Planning and Appraisal Manual” first published in 2012. He had the opportunity to work in several working groups/sub-groups of the MHRD for formulation of five-year plans as well as development of implementation frameworks of flagship school education development programmes.

He also had the opportunity to act as the Secretary to the Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy 2016 constituted by the MHRD, GoI under the chairmanship of former Cabinet Secretary,ShriT.S.R. Subramanian. He has authored/co-authored five books and published several research papers and articles, including the number of background papers of the EFA Global Monitoring Report. He is also the lead author of the End of Decade Notes on Education for All Goal 2 in Asia-Pacific Region published by the UNESCO in2013.



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