The Kothari Commission and Financing of Education

  • Jandhyala B. G. Tilak


The Education Commission (1964–66) chaired by D.S. Kothari made a valuable set of recommendations on financing education in India, many of which are still relevant for education planning but have not received much official attention. A review of the premises of the recommendations, the visionary approach adopted by the commission and their current relevance is attempted in this chapter and will hopefully be useful for the preparation of the Eleventh Plan.


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Paper presented in the National Seminar on the Education Commission: Revisiting the Commission’s Premises, Vision and Impact on Policy Formulation, organised by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, December 26–28, 2006, to commemorate the birth centenary of D.S. Kothari.


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