RUSA Sponsored National Seminar on



Focal Theme

Since last century, Indian society has been shedding the garb of traditional and ‘eternal’ and putting on the modern and sometimes ephemeral apparels. The modern Indians are constantly reviewing the changing world realities and exploring the future probables. They feel an urge to communicate their aspirations and probings to new generations. Education, undoubtedly is instrumental for transferring these messages to the next generation. That is why our frameworks of curricula keep on changing within decades. Educationists and policymakers are hard pressed by changing ideologies and principles as well as economic, sociopolitical, technological and procedural conditions to reconsider the frameworks.

The first two decades of 21st Century have seen many changes and strivings at all levels of education. There are changes in policies of education. Presently, a new education policy is about to take stage. There have been a number of curriculum frameworks for different streams of education. We have curriculum frameworks for teacher education and vocational education. National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has changed the curricula and is experimenting with their format. These endeavours have changed the shape and direction of our education.

Three focal themes that have emerged in Indian Education in recent years are autonomy of learners, cultural and ethnic diversity, and incorporation of values in education. Along with these, the continuous striving for a better way to impart education to new learners has given rise to many innovative methods and strategies. All these emerging changes can be identified both in the new policies and in the teaching-learning practices.

The nature and content of knowledge itself has diversified. Attempts are made to incorporate the culture-referenced knowledge and perspectives in the curricula. Individual learners are identified as the site of knowledge formation. Hence, learning has taken a constructivist orientation. The diversity of learner’s need has also become an important concern.

Perspectives of inclusive education, value oriented education, education for sustainable development, peace education and so on are gaining priority. As such, we must critically analyzing the content as well as the contours of education. We need to reflect on the very nature of knowledge on educational transaction and the ways of assessment keeping in view the significant concerns access and equity in this changing paradigm of education.

For a fruitful culmination of these endeavours, we need to discuss and debate about them in the teaching and researching community as well as with the larger community of civil society. It is in this scenario that the Department of Education, Patna Women’s College is organizing a two-day National Seminar on the theme Changing Perspectives of Education in India.


• To emphasise the social and individual well-being as aims of education
• To discourse on the dimensions and directions of education
• To bring diversity to central focus in developmental and policy perspectives
• To explore the innovative practices in teaching-learning


The National Seminar on ‘Changing Perspectives of Education in India’ seeks to address the following sub-themes concerned with the focal theme:
• Knowledge and its Changing Nature
• Changing Policies and Curriculum at Different Levels of Education
• Education for Joyful Learning
• Changing Perspectives of Catering to Individual Diversity
• Regional Diversity in Learner Development
• Emerging Trends of Education amidst Challenges of Indian Democracy
• Multilingual Perspective in Indian Education
• Gandhi and Changing Perspectives in Education
• Education for Sustainable Development
• Education for Peace
• Values and Ethics in Education
• Education for Social Responsiveness
• Drama and Art in Education
• Changing Trends of Assessment and Their Challenges
• Changing Perspectives of Educational Transaction
• Significance of World Literature on Education for Teacher Education
• Innovative Practices in Teacher Education
• Training and Capacity Building in Education
• Any Other Topic Relevant to the Theme


Papers are invited on any of the sub-themes mentioned above. Those interested in presenting papers should send their abstract (300 words) and full paper (3500-5000 words), typed with double space using MS Word, Times New Roman, font size 12 (Hindi: Kurti Dev 40, Font Size 14). Please put at least 3 keywords at the end of the abstract. Papers should carry the title of the paper, affiliation, address, e-mail and contact number. Co-authored papers should indicate the main author and the presenter. Interested participants are requested to fill the registration form and send the same along with the full paper and registration fee. Participants can also come as delegates.

A soft copy of the abstract and full paper must be sent at
Please send your abstract and full paper only from your own e-mail.


Submission of Abstract: 05.01.2019
• Notification of Selection: 10.01.2019
• Submission of full paper and filled in Registration Form and Fee: 25.01.2019


Participants are requested to manage their own accommodation.


The proceedings of the seminar will be published shortly after the seminar. Only the papers presented in the seminar are eligible for publication in the proceedings of the seminar.


President : Dr. Sister M. Rashmi A.C.
Principal, Patna Women’s College (PWC), Patna

Convenor : Dr. Upasana Singh
Head of the Department, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna
Mob.: 9771019021

Organizing Secretary : Mr. Prabhas Ranjan
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna
Mob.: 7677729398

Members : Dr. Anju, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna
Ms. Rashmi Sinha, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna
Sister M. Saroj A.C.,Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna
Dr. Madhumita, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna
Ms. Babli Roy, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna
Ms. Madhu Smita Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna
Ms. Yamini, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Patna