The aim of the Department is to create a critical
mass of trained teams in the Departments of Education at the national and international level.
The Department attends to different capacity levels, including the capacity of individuals and
state/UT/district-level teams and institutions in order to equip them with the knowledge and
skills required to improve the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of educational
policies, plans and programmes that constitutes an important components of the capacity development
interventions. Capacity development is pursued through the provision of technical assistance and
consultancy services to ministries, education departments of the State/UT governments and national
and state/district-level institutions.
For meeting the above objectives the Department conducts training programmes specifically the
Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration (DEPA) and International Diploma in Educational
Planning and Administration (IDEPA). Besides, all request programmes from Central and State Governments
as well as international request/sponsored programmes are organized by the Department drawing academic
support from other Departments/individual faculty members, as required. The Department also carries out
research, training and capacity building strategies in education besides conducting need assessment
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