Introduction

K. N. Panikkar and M. Bhaskaran Nair

Higher Education: Concepts and Practice

Education is basic to the developmental process of India, or for that matter, of all countries. It is central to their scientific and technological developments, and socio-economic growth, as well as the upward mobility of the individual. In the building up of a democratic and secular society, and in the promotion of unity and national integration too, education plays a crucial role1 (Kothari Commission Report 1964–66; National Policy on Education 1967; National Knowledge Commission 2006–09, and Yashpal Committee Report 2009).

Education in a Democratic Society

The general perception is that education is a formal and continuous process of learning, by which ...

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