Swayam Central

Contemporary India and Education

By Dr. H.Indu   |   Avianshilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641043

This course is designed to help you understand the importance of Education in contemporary India. The course will define and describe the importance of Education, the philosophical and historical perspectives of education   and helps to understand the diversity and the diverse needs of the learners. We will also discuss about the contemporary issues and concerns related to education. The course offers and overview of different constitutional provisions, commissions and different acts related to education and special education, and considers the trends in education. This course will be beneficial to prospective teachers of general and special education stream, in-service teachers, special educators, teacher educators and sociologists. The insights you will gain from this course will help you approach teaching learning in a positive manner.

This course aims to deepen the understanding of Education in Contemporary India. The learners opting for this course will become eligible for academic credit, advance their career and apply in their field of specialisation.  This programme is delivered with practical examples with additional web resources. In addition, it has two interactive sessions.  Learners are provided with e- mail facilities for any query and clarification.

Learners enrolled: 1150


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 10 Jul 2019
End Date : 02 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 09 Nov 2019
Enrollment Ends : 10 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Education
  • Level : Undergraduate


    Week – I 
    1.Definition & Meaning of Education
    2. Aims of Education
    3. Philosophy of Education 

    Week – II  

    4. Historical Perspective of Education in India & Abroad - I
    5. Historical Perspective of Education in India & Abroad – II
    Short Learning Repository is available for the vocabularies used 
    6. Agencies of Education: School, family, community and media

    Week – III

    7. Concept of Diversity and Types of Diversity 
    8. Diversity in learning & Delivering the diverse learning needs
    9. Education and Modern ethos-Democracy 
    Week - IV

    10. Universalisation of social Education, RTE and social access 
    11. Physical Growth and Motor Development Intellectual Development
    12. Equal educational opportunity - Constitutional Provision - Minority, weaker sections, Girls

    Week – V

    13. Role of Government in General and Special Education – I
    14 Role of Government and Non Government Agencies in General and Special Education-2 

    Week – VI  

    15. Constitutional Rights - I
    16. Constitutional Rights - II
    17. Various Commissions
    18. National Commissions _ Policies for Inclusive Education 

    Week –VII  

    19. Challenges of Education from Preschool to Senior Secondary
    20. Sarva Shiksha Abiyan
    21. Non formal Education - 1

    Week – VIII

    22. Non formal Education - 2
    23. Linguistic Communication & Educational Methods - 1
    24. Modes of Linguistic Communication and Educational Methods - 2


    Nicholas Murray Butler, The Meaning of Education and Other Essays and Addresses, Kessinger Publishing, 2006.

    Michael Fullan, The New Meaning of Educational Change, Teachers College Press, 2007.

    R.P.Pathak & Jagdeesh Chaudhary, Educational Technology, Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd, 2012

    M.V.C. Jeffreys, Education - Its Nature and Purpose, Routledge, 1971.

    Greenwood Dictionary of Education, Greenwood Press, 2003.

    Anand. (1993). The Teacher & Education in Emerging Indian Society. New Delhi NCERT. 

    Saraswathi.  T.S.  (1999).  Culture,  Socialization  and   Human Development.   Sage  Publications. 

    Steven. B. (1998). School and Society. Sage Publications.

    Suresh. D. (1998). Curriculum and child development. Bhargava. 

    Taneja. V.R. (1998). Educational Thoughts and Practice. Delhi University Publications.


    Dr. H.Indu
    Associate Professor & Head,
    Department of Education,
    Avianshilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641043
    Tamil Nadu


    30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end term Proctored Exam