Training & Objectives


The National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration(NIEPA) is the apex national institution of educational planning and administration and is actively engaged in educational research, training and consultancy. Its core activities include: Full-time M.Phil. Programme, Full-time & Part-time Ph.D. Programmes, National level and International level Diploma Programmes,  training of educational planners and administrators; research; consultancy services at national and international levels; clearing house for dissemination of  knowledge and information; and providing a forum for exchange of views and experiences between practicing educational administrators, planners and academics. NIEPA also sponsors research in educational planning, policy and management.

NIEPA offers, every year, about four dozen  professional programmes. It includes long-term and short-term training programmes, seminars, conferences,  meetings with senior national and international education policy-makers, planners and administrators. It offers two (six-month) diploma programmes in educational planning and administration - one each for the national and international participants. On an average, each year , about thousand five hundred  senior planners and administrators participate in these programmes. NIEPA uses a combination of modern methodologies in training delivery including structured presentations, practical work, syndicate work, case studies, group discussions and modern audio-visual methods.  All training programmes are supported by professionally developed training material.

To organize pre-service and in-service training programmes in the area of educational planning and administration and allied disciplines
To undertake, aid, promote and coordinate research in various aspects of educational planning and administration and allied disciplines, including comparative studies in planning techniques and administrative procedures in the different States/UTs of India and in other countries of the world 
To organize orientation and training programmes and refresher courses for University and College administrators connected with educational planning and administration 
To develop networking of Institutions engaged in identical task as that of this University and to play supportive and collaborative role so that States/UTs and regional level are gradually undertaken by them  
To organize orientation programmes, seminars and discussions groups for top level persons, including legislators, in the field of educational planning and administration of policy making level in Central and State Governments 
To provide academic and professional guidance to agencies, institutions and personnel engaged in educational planning and administration