Education and Contemporary India

Shri Govind guru university B.Ed Old Paper

 After going through the course the trainee teacher will be able…

1. To understand features, ideals, values and diversities in Indian education.

2. To explain various educational bodies, commission and contemporary policies, 

programmes and documents for progress of education in India.

3. To have insight into constitution of India in relation to education.

4. To develop national integrity, international understanding among trainees.

Unit 1 Education and Contemporary India

1.1 Education: Meaning, Definition, Concept, Aims, Formal and Non-formal 


1.2 Philosophy and Educational Philosophy: meaning, scope and interrelation 

between education and philosophy

1.3 Characteristics of Contemporary Indian Society and Problems occurred due to 

social strata of contemporary Indian society

1.4 National & International Understanding: concept, importance, threats and role 

of the teacher

Unit 2 Education and Indian constitution

2.1 Constitution of India: Introduction, Preamble, Main Features of India 


2.2 Constitutional provisions of India in relation to Education, fundamental rights 

and duties, directive principles of state policy

2.3 Education for Democracy

2.4 Value Education: Meaning, importance, types of values and role of a teacher 

in teaching values

Unit 3 Specific Recommendations of Education Commissions

3.1 Kothari Commission: construction, three language formula, recommendations 

of the commission (education policy, structure, standard, teacher‟s status, 

teacher training, equality in education, professional, technical education)

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3.2 New Education Policy 1986 (derivation, characteristics, structure of national 

syllabus, student centered approach, causes and remedies of wastage and 


3.3 Education for Schedule Tribe & Schedule Caste

3.4 Education Policy 2015: Need & Information about fields

Unit 4 Various Programmes for quality reformation in education

4.1 Girls‟ education – Praveshotsav, Gunotsav

4.2 Mid-Day Meal: Nature and importance

4.3 SSA, RMAS and RUSA: introduction and functions

4.4 Teacher Efficiency, Training, BISAG Programmes