Research Findings in School Education in India

In this section research studies undertaken by researchers in India with regard to school education in India in particular and right to education, universalization of elementary & secondary education, impact of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Right to Education 2009, declining enrolment, mid-day-noon scheme, reliability & quality of educational data, indicators of educational development, enrolment and demographic projections, para/contractual teachers and related aspects with regard to school education undertaken over a period of time has been presented.

A glance at the findings of research studies  indicate that issues remain almost same over a period of time: decline in enrolment, high incidence of drop-out, low transition & retention rates, high pupil-teacher Ratio (PTR), significant increase in number of para-teachers, low participation from the SC, ST and Muslim minority community, inadequate utilization of funds received under SSA, lack of research studies, unavailability of reliable unit-wide school data, multi-grade teaching, single-teacher, single-classroom, low percentage of trained teachers etc. are some  of the burring issues which the country is still facing even after implementation of country-specific wide programmes toward achieving the goal of school education.


NIEPA Research Studies

Forty Years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019 (e-Book)

Forty years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019

Times of India, New Delhi, 21st September 2021

UDISE, Interview of Prof. Arun C Mehta in Times of India, New Delhi, 21st September 2021