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National Institute of Educational Planning
and Administration is a research focused university located in New Delhi, India. The Institute was set up by the Ministry of
Education (now known as Ministry of Human Resource Development), Government of India.==History==
National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration was established in the
year 1962 as UNESCO Asian Centre for Educational Planners, Administrators and Supervisors which
later became the Asian Institute of Educational Planning and Administration in 1965, which
was later converted into the National Staff College for Educational Planners and Administrators
in 1973, which was again rechristened as National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration
(NIEPA) in the year 1979. In 2006, NIEPA was given the status of a Deemed
to be University==
Governing body====Departments==
National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration has eight different academic
departments and two centres for the better governance and management. These are- Department of Educational Planning – It
is one of the fundamental divisions of NUEPA. The main function of the department is the
integration of inputs, processes and products of planning at all levels. With the increasing emphasis on education
as a means of reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development, the Department considers
the expanded scope of educational planning not only to cover the institutionalization
of strategic planning at the macro level but also promoting decentralization and use of
local level planning techniques such as school mapping, micro planning and school improvement
planning for improving quality of investment in education. Department of Educational Finance – The
function of this department is conduct and promote research on economic and financial
aspects of education at all levels. The department focuses its activities like
research, teaching and training, around issues relating to public and private financing of
education. Department School and Non-Formal Education
– This department focuses on critical issues of school education,non formal and adult literacy. Research studies is conducted in various areas
to develop and improve school education in India. Besides conducting research and developmental
programmes, the department extends support to the state and central government in formulating
and implementing plans and policies. Department of Educational Management Information
System – To strengthen the database and management system on education in India, the
Department undertakes research, capacity building activities and provides technical advice. The Department has also taken the responsibility
for strengthening the management information system of secondary education. It has developed an information system, called
DISE, to collect and compile detailed information on all schools in the country. District Information System for Education
(DISE) is covering unrecognised schools and recognised and unrecognised madrasas since
2010-11. [7] The Department also conducts conferences,
seminars, workshops and research with regard to educational management information system. Department of Educational Administration – This
department focuses on training and research on educational management and also planning
and management of resources in education. Department of Educational Policy – The main
activity of the department is training, research and dissemination. The Department stimulates discussion on policy
issues. It also conducts short term courses. Department of Higher and Professional Education
– This department has constantly provided research support and policy advice to the
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government Of India. It has provided academic support to regional
conferences of UNESCO leading up to the world conference on Higher education and Planning
Commission. Department of Training and Capacity Building
in Education – Its mission is to expand the scope and coverage of training programmes
and capacity-building initiatives of NUEPA. The aim is to create more stable and dedicated
institutional arrangement for trained teams to help improve the design, implement, monitor
and evaluate educational policies, plans and programmes. Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education
National Centre for School Leadership==
Programmes==Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D

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