Notes on University Education Commission, 1948-49

This Commission was appointed under the Chairmanship of Dr. Sri. S. Radhakrishnan. Experts from U.S.A. and U.K. were invited to serve on this Commission. A number of educationists of the country were also made its members.

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This Commission was appointed through a resolution of the Central Ministry of Education on November 4, 1948. In all there were ten members of the Commission.

The Commission was required to study the problem of university education in the country and to suggest measures from its reforms keeping in view the needs and aspirations of die people.


The then Minister of Education, Abdul Kalam Azad inaugurated this Commission on December 6, 1948 and gave it the necessary directions. The members of the Commission showed great interest in their work- They visited various universities in the country and studied their varying problems deeply.

The Commission interviewed a numberof university teachers and students for understanding their problems. The Commission prepared a questionnaire and sent it to interested persons for obtaining their suggestions for reforms of university education about 600 persons returned this questionnaire with their suggestions.

The Commission submitted its report within a year. Below we are hinting at some of the more important recommendations of the Commission.

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