Publications of Arun C Mehta, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan

Work Shop on UDISE

Complete Contribution of Arun C Mehta: 1980 to 2019

Recent Web Publications of Arun C Mehta: 2019 (August) to 2022

Arun C Mehta
Formerly Professor & Head of EMIS Department
National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration, New Delhi
E-mail: acmehta100[dot]
WhatsApp: 9868184981

Professor Arun C Mehta who worked in the Government of India’s one of the premier institutions, namely National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi for almost forty years during which he written extensively on different aspects of  educational planning. His entire list of contributions can be seen at Education For All in India.

Post superannuation, Prof Arun C Mehta continued to write on different aspects of school education in India and data analysis as and when new data is released.  Recently he has extensively written on Unified District Information System for Education+, especially after the responsibility of the same is being assigned to Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

In this regard, he studied different aspects of UDISE+ through, How much we gain: a case study of UDISE+, Status of school education: analysis of UDISE+ 2019-20 data, Is India moving towards privatisation of school education: analysis  of coverage of schools under UDISE+ 2019-20,  decline in school enrolment in India a cause of concern?. In addition, his observations on UDISE+ data was also widely published in both print and electronic media.

Prof. Mehta has also critically reviewed Performance Grading Index (PGI), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indices and School Education Quality Index (SEQI). In addition, he critically reviewed planning methodology being followed in preparing annual work plan under the one of the ongoing flagship  programmes of the Government of India, namely the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan. 

He has also undertaken detailed analysis of recent 75th Round NSSO data with regard to status of school education in India. He also undertaken a detailed review of whether it would be possible for India to achieve a 50 percent GER at higher education level by 2035 as envisaged in National Education Policy 2020.

Currently Prof. Mehta is working on indicators of educational development which has become essential in view of far reaching recommendations of National Education Policy 2020 with regard to School Structure in Inndia.

More specifically, the following articles have been web-published recently and are made available at Education for All in India, created and being maintained by Arun C Mehta.

While working at NIEPA, the EMIS Department headed by Prof. Mehta was the recepient of many national and regional awards.


Forty Years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019, published on Amazon & Google Books, October 2021


Complete Contribution of Arun C Mehta: 1980 to 2019