NIAS Wednesday Discussion: “Policy Recommendations and Policy Change: Connections, Gaps and Contradictions" by Chetan Singai, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion


“Policy Recommendations and Policy Change: Connections, Gaps and Contradictions”



Chetan Singai

Ph.D. Scholar, Education Programme, NIAS


Chairperson: Anitha Kurup, Professor & Dean, School of Social Sciences, NIAS,               


23rd August, 2017, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 9.30 AM.


Abstract: The higher education system in India, is an outcome of myriad policies,  commission/committee reports and their recommendations. Policy recommendations are integral to policy documents and they become entry points for deliberations and action. At a time when India is seeking to assess and redirect its national higher education policy (NHEP), it would be appropriate to study the recommendations. A systematic and systemic analysis of the same can provide insights into the historical shifts,  priorities and agendas. I discuss three national policies along with several commissions and committee reports for this purpose. Such an exercise provides insights on policy constants and changes at the macro level and a probable lens to engage with reality on the ground. The talk concludes with an illustration of an NHEP framework and its efficacy in critically analysing the landscape of higher education policies.

About the Speaker: Chetan Singai is an Assistant Professor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. Prior to this, he was a Ph.D. Scholar in the School of Social Sciences at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.


All are cordially invited


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017