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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 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 More...


Prof. Aarti Srivastava

Professor and Head

Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Economics of Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University with First class Masters in both Economics and Education Dr. Aarti has the experience of working in the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (Planning Commission), V. V. Giri National Labour Institute(Ministry of labour), University of Delhi and Banaras Hindu University. During her stint at BHU she was also supervising students from the Wisconsin University, USA. She has been handpicked for many daunting assignments like the NCF2005, (NCERT), World Social Science Curriculum (CBSE), Rockefeller funded project on South Asia, Australia -India project on higher education, etc. Dr. Aarti has published widely on relevant themes i.e. Skills for Employability, Youth Employability, Gender and Employment, Teaching learning in Higher Education and other aspects of Higher Education both in journals and books. She is also on editorial board of several indexed Journals and member of several professional bodies.

Designation Department Specialization E-Mail Id.
Professor and Head Higher & Professional Education Higher Education, Teacher Education and youth Employability aarti[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in


Prof. Sudhanshu Bhusan

(Sabbatical Leave)

Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan is Professor of the Department of Higher & Professional Education in the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA). He specializes in Internationalisation of Higher Education, Policy issues in Higher Education and Educational Planning. His recent contributions include Quality Assurance of Transnational Higher Education: Australia and India Experiences, Public Financing and Deregulated Fees in Indian Higher Education, and Restructuring Higher Education in India. He is the co-editor of a book on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in India and Australia published by Routledge in 2018. His book on the Future of Higher Education in India has been published by Springer in 2019. Book on Governance of Higher Education in Bihar: Influence of Power Centers is published by Routledge in 2021. His present responsibility is to conduct and guide research and to provide policy support to the Government. He is the recipient of Amartya Sen Award 2012 for distinguished Social Scientist, an award instituted by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. He is the Managing Editor of Indian Economic Journal. He is also the Academic Editor of Pariprekshya, Hindi journal of NIEPA.

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Professor and Head Higher & Professional Education Policy Analysis and Planning of Higher Education sudhanshu[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in


Dr. Neeru Snehi


Neeru Snehi is an Associate Professor in Department of Higher and Professional Education at National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi, India. Educated at the University of Delhi, New Delhi (Masters in Education, 1990 and Chemistry, 1989) and Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi (Ph.D. 1999) in Education; received training on educational planning and management from IIEP, Paris and attended IFE 2020 Shanghai Leadership Institute, East-West Center (EWC) Hawai‘i. She is engaged in educational research, teaching, guidance and training activities of the Institute. Her research interests lie in governance of higher education, internationalization- student and faculty mobility, teaching-learning in higher education. Her current research focuses on governance mechanisms and challenges in undergraduate education institutions. She has presented and published several articles in the areas of higher education, school education and science education.

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Professor Higher & Professional Education Higher education, Governance and Management of Higher Education, Science Education neerusnehi[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in


Dr. Sangeeta Angom

Associate Professor

Gold Medalist in M.A (Education) and Ph.D (Education) from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. She has eight years of teaching experience in education for both undergraduates and post graduates including teacher trainees and was a guest lecturer in Education Department, NEHU, Tura campus. She was principal of a higher education institute and has specialized on Higher Education with special focus on functioning of a University. She has contributed papers on Responsive management of institutions of higher education, University experiences in extension education, Quality school education, Education for Peace on various conferences organized by North East India Education Society. Currently, she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Higher and Professional Education.

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Associate Professor Higher & Professional Education Higher Education sangeeta[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in