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Women's Education in India: Present Status, Perspective Plan, Statistical Indicators with a Global View, 1995-98 (Vol. 3)

S.P. Agarwal (Author)
Synopsis "This is the third survey of Development of Women’s Education in India spanning the period from 1995 to 1997. Earlier the first and the second survey covered the period upto 1994. Being significant works on the subject the preceding volumes received rare reviews and proved very much helpful in understanding the problems of the women’s education. The second survey has provided an overview of the state of women’s education in India from 1988 to 1994 in all its spheres in the light of the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 and its Programme of Action (POA), detailed information about the recommendations of the Ramamurti Committee (1990) pertaining to women’s education and comments of the Janardhan Committee on the recommendations of the modified NPE and POA for the guidance of the Central Government. The present volume comprising three parts is a step forward in the direction of women’s education. Part one is devoted to recent developments in women’s education in all its aspects, particularly empowering women through Mahila Samakhya Programme. It also includes the Report of the National Commission for women on the development of female education among tribal communities. While Part Two provides women’s educational indicators, Part three includes the global view of the women’s education highlighting the measures taken by the United Nations in reducing illiteracy and achieving full integration of women in society in equal terms with men. It also presents the ‘Declaration’ and the Platform of Action’ as adopted in the Fourth UN World Conference on Women in 1995. Appendices include, among others, the Final Draft of the National Policy for the Empowerment of Women, Mass media and Women, Third World Organisation for Women in Science and Factfile 1925-1997 relating to women in politics in India. It is hoped that all these volumes will be of great interest and value to all those who are interested in the development of girls’ and women’s education at various levels."
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About the author

S.P. Agarwal

Dr. S.P. Agarwal is a Post Graduate in Advanced Electronics Engineering, a Post Graduate in Business Administration and holds a doctoral level degree in International Business. He has a long experience of more than 40 years in R&D, S&T Policy making and administration, technology development & trade, promotion and developing of consulting services, technology incubation, development of small business etc., and has worked in various R&D and commercial organizations. He was Adviser in the Ministry of Science & Technology till 2002. Presently, he is a Professor and Head of the Centre for International Trade in Technology at Indian institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Dr. Agarwal has speical interest in promotion and development of consultancy services, and his taken several initiatives in this direction while he was with the Ministry of Science & Technology or earlier. These included conceptualizing and implementing a Plan scheme for development and promotion of consultancy capabilities in mid eighties, setting up of Consultancy Development Centre at New Delhi, Technical Consultancy Development Programme for Asia and Pacific, supporting consultancy associations and promotional organizations etc., besides research studies and reports. He has been consultant to national and international organizations such as UNDP and ESCAP, and has actively participated in national and international conferences, delegations, trade fairs, etc. in India and abroad. He was invited by ITC and UNIDO for their international meetings for development and cooperation in consultancy services in developing countries, in Geneva and Vienna in mid nineties. He has been on the Boards of Directors of several companies including consultancy companies. He has published more than 100 technical/research papers in India and abroad, including those related to consultancy services. He is perceived to be a champion for the development and promotion of consultancy profession in the country and abroad.

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Title Women's Education in India: Present Status, Perspective Plan, Statistical Indicators with a Global View, 1995-98 (Vol. 3)
Author S.P. Agarwal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170228395
length 396p., Tables.