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

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  • Author :G. Palanithurai
  • Year of Publication :2018
  • ISBN: :9789386682680
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 88
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Education, Political Science, Rural Development, Social Work

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About the Book :

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.

About Author :

Ganapathy Palanithurai, Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj studies, Department of Political Science and Development Administration, Gandhigram Rural Institute—Deemed University, Gandhigram is an academic activist working with academic community, civil society, policy community and political community to impress upon them the importance and need of democratic local governance in India to enable the poor to lead a decent dignified human life. All his academic, research and outreach activities are being supported by an array of funding agencies namely the World Bank, the UNDP, the UNICEF, the Hunger Project, SDC, DANIDA, Action Aid International, the Ford Foundation, Population Foundation of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Toolkit Foundation—Netherland, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and State Planning Commission. He was a visiting Professor in Cologne University, Germany. He has to his credit seventy three books, 126 research articles, 112 popular articles in popular newspapers, 83 monographs published in a span of three decades. He is the coordinator of UGC-SAP and UGC innovative programme. He held several administrative positions like Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dean, Student's Welfare, Member, Syndicate, Member Senate, Member, and Academic Council in Gandhigram Rural Institute. He was and is member of many advisory committees of the Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu pertinent to local government and rural development.