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India Studies in Business and Economics

Policy Impacts on Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of Indian Education

Special Emphasis on Punjab

Authors: Bedi, Jatinder S.

  • Explains why among those eligible for enrollment never get a chance to get enrolled throughout their life and others get enrolled and drop after achieving various levels of literacy at various ages of their life
  • Presents a complete overview of  research and policy implications impacting the quality of education
  • Uses the Gross Enrollment Rate and Gross Literacy Rate  to reflect the current situation of education in India
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About this book

The book focuses on the state of education and on the levels of inequality among gender, rural–urban and social groups. Taking into account the various findings from existing literature on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of education, it uses empirical findings based on a revised methodology to draw new conclusions. This revised method was devised to define the size of population eligible for enrollment and was then employed to estimate the Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) and Gross Literacy Rate (GLR) at various completed education levels, using age-wise data from the Population Census, 2011. This methodology is based on the concept that among those eligible for enrollment/literacy, a few never get chance to enrol and others achieve various levels of literacy by remaining engaged in formal or informal education up to various ages.

The book comes up with findings that have deep significance so far as policy making is concerned towards improving the state of education in India. There are fourteen hypotheses that the book proposes based on the study and each hypothesis is accompanied with policy suggestions. Interestingly, one of the hypotheses is that arbitrariness of government policies creates more problems and, as such, before proposing a policy change the government needs to put in more effort and time in planning and come up with carefully chalked out processes. In addition to being a valuable resource for researchers working in this area, the book has huge policy implications and think tanks working towards improving education in India.

About the authors

Prof Jatinder S. Bedi is the Director of Research at the Institute for Development and Communication (IDC), Chandigarh. Apart from handling research projects at the institute, he teaches and supervises doctoral students in economics and is co-ordinator of Ph.D. Programs in Social Science at IDC, which is an approved Research Centre of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Prior to joining IDC, he worked as a fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi and also had an administrative role as Head of Operations and Secretary to the NCAER governing body for several years. He has a total of 28 years’ experience in the area of research, teaching and administration and has served various government, semi-government and autonomous organizations and in the corporate sector. He was a member of several important committees such as the Expert Group of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the Ministry of Food Processing Industry Support Group for the Inter-Ministry Task Group on Mid-Term Appraisal for the Tenth Plan, Planning Commission. Apart from his work on education, he has worked in several other diverse areas such as Indian economy, manufacturing sector, micro, small, medium and large scale sector, land economics and GST and have publication in several sector specific sectors such as textiles, food processing, biodiesel and alcohol. 


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Bedi, Jatinder S.

    Pages 1-10

  • Education-Related Policies and Review of Literature

    Bedi, Jatinder S.

    Pages 11-24

  • Evolution of Indian Education with Special Reference to Punjab

    Bedi, Jatinder S.

    Pages 25-36

  • Reworking the Estimates of Enrolment and Literacy Rates

    Bedi, Jatinder S.

    Pages 37-80

  • State of Punjab Education: Analysis Based on DISE Data

    Bedi, Jatinder S.

    Pages 81-96

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1492-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1491-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy Impacts on Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of Indian Education
Book Subtitle
Special Emphasis on Punjab
Authors
Series Title
India Studies in Business and Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1492-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1492-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1491-9
Series ISSN
2198-0012
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 252
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
Topics