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New Rural Higher Education: Need of The Hour to Transform Rural India

G. Palanithurai (Author)

The main stream education was introduced and expanded by the western system of education and prepared the youth for industries and government as a workers and employees respectively. But India needed more workforce as transformational leaders to transform rural India. Though the rural higher education was initiated only at a limited scale that the rural higher education based on Nai Thalim, it has not well nourished and taken forward by the policy and financial support of the government. As a result sufficient transformational leaders could not be produced to cater to the needs of the rural development job market to transform the rural areas. This monograph succinctly brings to light the problems faced by the rural institutions while offering rural higher education in India. It analyses the whole story of the functioning of the rural institutes in India. While indicating the problems faced by the Institutions the monograph indicates the need of the contextualised rural higher education system. At present globalisation of economy has totally disturbed the village system and community practices and as a result the life, livelihood and dignity of the rural communities are at stake. It is all the more important to have a new rural higher education system for India. In this monograph the importance of rural education is being highlighted and a blueprint for a new rural higher education system has been indicated.

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About the author

G. Palanithurai

G. Palanithurai teaches Political Science and Development Administration at the Post-Graduate level in Rural University, Gandhigram. Tamil Nadu, Currently he is the chairman of the Department of Politics and Public Administration. He has a number of books to his credit. Some of the important titles include “Reaction and Response in Legislature”, “Role Perception of Legislators”, “A Comparative Analysis of Political Performance of DMK and AIADMK”, “Perspectives on Indian Regionalism”, “Ethnic Movement in India: Theory and Practice”, Dynamics of Tamil Nadu Politics in Sri Lankan Ethnicity”, “Indian Polity: Myth and Reality” and “Management of ethnic Conflict in India and Canada”. He has written extensively in national and international Journals on Legislative Behaviour and Ethnicity. He has completed a major research project funded by ICSSR besides other minor projects. He was awarded Shastri Indo Canadian Institute fellowship to visit Canada and the US to write a book on Ethnic Conflict Management in Canada and India. He has undertaken major project entitled, “Strategies to stimulate upward Social Mobility”, with The Mother’s Service Society, Pondicherry. He is actively involved in the thinktank group in Tamil Nadu to prepare an Agenda for 21st Century, Tamil Nadu. He is a life member of various professional associations.

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Title New Rural Higher Education: Need of The Hour to Transform Rural India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.11.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386682680
length 88p.