Department of Higher & Professional Education


The Department works in the policy, planning and management dimensions of higher and professional education. It encourages research on issues like quality, governance, financing, privatization and internationalization of higher and professional education. It undertakes training programmes and workshops for institutional heads and senior university and state officials in the Planning and management of higher and professional education. The department also provides technical and professional consultancy to policy, planning and implementing agencies of higher and professional education. Since its inception the Department has been constantly providing research support and policy advice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The WTO cell in the Department played an important role in analysing requests and firming up India's offers under GATS. The department studied various dimensions of internationalization in higher education and organized seminars to debate and disseminates the same. The department had been supporting the process of finalization of different five-year plans, policies for higher education. Also, it has been constantly working with the University Grants Commission of India in holding seminars and conferences of experts, vice chancellors, deans and registrars of the universities, directors of academic staff colleges and college principals. It has also provided academic support to the regional conferences of UNESCO leading up to the world conference on higher education and Planning Commission and World Bank sponsored seminar on performance funding in Indian higher education. Among the annual features of the Department are regular training program for the principals of colleges of different categories including leadership training programmes. The department has been providing academic support to the Universities and colleges in seminars on various dimensions of access, quality and academic reforms. The department is actively engaged in the transaction of coursework for M Phil, PhD programmes; and the two diploma programmes namely International Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration (IDEPA) and Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration (PGDEPA). The Department has been supervising research scholars of M.Phil, Ph.D, IDEPA and PGDEPA programmes on their dissertations. More...















Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan

Vice-Chancellor

Professor and Head

Dr. Sangeeta Angom

Associate Professor























Sl. No. On-going Research Studies Investigators
1 Autonomy In Indian Higher Education Institutions Prof. Neeru Snehi
2 Library facilities in Indian undergraduate colleges and its impact on students’ academic performance Dr. Sangeeta Angom

Sl. No. Completed Research Studies (2016-21) Investigators
1 MHRD Study: Evaluation of GIAN Scheme Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan
2 Governance of Higher Education in Bihar Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan
3 Study of Indian Private University Acts and Regulations of Fees Dr. Sangeeta Angom
S.No. Name Designation
Project Staff
1. Mr. Pawan Trainee in Administration
2. Ms. Anjali Kujur Project Jr. Consultant
Designation Room No. Contact No. Email
HOD 208 011- 26544844 sudhanshu[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in

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