Department of Educational Planning


With the shift of emphasis from centralised to decentralised planning, the main effort of the Department is on integration of inputs, processes and products of planning at institutional, district, state and national levels. With the onset of liberalization of the economy, the focus has also shifted to strategic, indicative rather than comprehensive planning in conventional sense. The Department conducts training programmes, and undertakes research in these areas and also provides consultation to various bodies. More...

Prof.K.Biswal

Professor and Head

Prof. Geetha Rani

Professor (on Lien)

Dr. Santwana G. Mishra

Associate Professor

Dr. N. K. Mohanty

Assistant Professor

Dr. Suman Negi

Assistant Professor




















Sl. No. On-going Research Studies Investigators
1 Public-Private Mix in Secondary Education in India: Size, In-school Facilities and Intake Profile (First phase completed second phase ongoing) Dr. N.K Mohanty and Prof. S.M.I.A Zaidi
2 An Education Atlas on Gender: A District Level Representation Dr. Suman Negi


Sl. No. Completed Research Studies (2016-21) Investigators
Externally-funded Projects
1 Evaluation of the Implementation of the Infrastructure Development in Minority Institutions (IDMI) Scheme’ for MHRD in December 2017 (On request of MHRD) Prof. S.M.I.A Zaidi, Dr. N.K Mohanty and Dr. Suman Negi
Institutionally-funded Projects
1 Action Research Project on Development of District Secondary Education Plan under RMSA in Tamil Nadu and Odisha Prof. S.M.I.A Zaidi, Prof. K. Biswal and Dr. N.K Mohanty
2 A Spatial Perspective on the Causes and Consequences of Higher Educational Out-Migration: A Case Study of Himachal Pradesh Dr. Suman Negi
3 Evaluation of Central Sector Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Education Loans: An Analysis of Socio-Economic Profile of the Beneficiaries Dr. Geetha Rani

S.No. Name Designation
Project Staff
1. Mr. Yogender Yadav Trainee in Administration
Designation Room No. Contact No. Email
HOD 202 011- 26544838 kkbiswal[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in
dept.eduplg[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in

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