Vision And Mission - IIE Pune

The Indian Institute of Education was established essentially to dedicate its focus on research in education with an interdisciplinary approach and most important on the relationship between education and society from various perspectives. Its research initiatives are unique as it seeks participation of various socio-economic segments of society and examines the problems of education from the human development standpoint of view. Further, an education system according to the Institute would embody formal, non-formal and also informal systems prevailing in the society. hence, the development plan of the Indian Institute of education is to take into account the past, present and future of Indian Education and device measures to promote ‘Quantity’, ‘Quality’ and ‘Equality’, that J. P. Naik strived all his life.

Standpoints of Indian Institute of Education

The Indian Institute of Education, Pune was founded by Prof. J.P. Naik (1907-1981) humanist, freedom fighter, polymath, encyclopaedic thinker and socialist educationist. Recognized by the UNESCO alongside Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi as three pioneering educationists of the twentieth century, Prof. J.P. Naik is also known as an institution maker. After his death, the mission of the Indian Institute of Education was carried forward by his wife Dr. Chitra Naik (1918-2010) who continued his philosophy of decolonization of knowledge with her praxis of challenging educational orthodoxy. Presently, the Institution is working on inter-disciplinary paradigms of education and the social sciences. Health studies, minority studies, tribal studies and studies in inclusive education are the leitmotivs of teaching, research and pedagogy at the Indian Institute of Education. The two main goals of the Indian Institute of Education are “Education for all” and “Health for all.” The Institute considers education as a revolutionary endeavour. Its mottos are: (1) A revolution in life and a revolution in education have always to go together, because education is life; and (2) Education is to be social and humanist, where upliftment of the marginalized remains the prime motif. “A revolution in life”, so J.P. Naik, once said “and a revolution in education have always to go together, because education is life”. These words sum up the philosophy of the Indian Institution of Education.

-To publish journals and books in English, Hindi and Marathi and other Indian languages with a view to promoting the study of education among workers within the educational system as well as among the general public;

-To arrange conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures on educational and related problems;

-To undertake, promote and assist experimentation and innovations in education and development;

-To establish Centers to carry out the purpose of the Institute in different parts of the country;

-To provide consultancy and guidance to Governments, institutions and individuals for the development of education;

-To develop international contacts and collaborative arrangements for the study of comparative education especially in the developing countries and to collect information about innovations and experiments in the field of education and development from other countries or as to disseminate the information to interested organizations and individuals in India;

-To cooperate with other organizations and centre’s for furtherance of education and development on mutually beneficial terms to carry out the objectives of the Institute.

Generally to work both within and without the system to made education a better instrument of social transformation, to link it more meaningfully with development and the life, needs and aspirations of the people, to promote science education and cultivation of a scientific temper, and to spread education among the underprivileged groups with a view to helping their emancipation and creating greater equality of educational opportunity.

Our Mission

-To conduct interdisciplinary social science research that leads to a humanist understanding of science and society,

-To understand education as the articulation of human enlightenment and freedom,

-To consequently understand education as cultural transformation,

-To articulate the philosophy of the humanization of education,

-To contribute to the development of humanist education in post-colonial India,

-To understand human alienation in both traditional caste-based patriarchal society as well as in modern society,

-To contribute to innovations in education where all forms of human alienation are understood and then overcome, 

-To challenge educational orthodoxy,

-To conduct research in education, and especially in relationship between education and society and education and development.

-To carry on research (including action-research) and extension work in relation to various educational problems within and outside the formal educational system, including general education of the masses through social action;

-To conduct advanced level training programmes, especially for M.Phil/Ph.D. degree in Education with an emphasis on Social Science inputs;