Prof. J. L. Azad

Prof. J. L. Azad was born on 1st January, 1920 and has done his Ph.D. in Financing of Higher Education from University of Delhi and Masters of (Economics and Statistics) Punjab University.

He has published 3 books and 50 research papers. His major work area of research and consultancy is related to university education. Research Guidance: I have guided a number of Ph.D/M.Phil/M.Ed. students. One of them, a student of Kurukshetra University, worked on Financing of Secondary Education in Haryana State. He has been awarded the Ph.D. Degree by the University. Another student worked on Manpower Planning at the University of Delhi. She has also been awarded the Ph.D. Degree. I was Honorary Conculstant to two major Research Projects on Vocationalisation of Secondary Education; one at the Centre for Advanced Study in Education, M.S. University, Baroda and the other at Karnataka University, Dharwad. Both the Projects have been completed.

Details of Employment

He has worked in the field of education for more than 50 years in various capacities. Brief details are given below:

Present Position

Honorary Director and Principal Investigator ICSSR funded Research Project at National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi. (2002 onwards). Honorary Director and Principal Investigator: Planning Commission sponsored Research Study: Partnership of Private Sector in Financing and Management of Higher Education conducted at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. (2001-2002)

Previous Positions

  • Joined Planning Commission as Research Officer in 1956 and retired as Chief (Advisory Cadre) of Education Division, Planning Commission, New Delhi-110001 in January 1978.
  • Director (Research) Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (1978-82)
  • Consultant, Research in Economics of Education Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
  • Professor of Education, Sardar Patel University, V.V. Nagar (Gujarat) and Karnataka University Dharwad (Karnataka)
  • Hony. Director (Research Project), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1983-86).
  • Senior Fellow (ICSSR) National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi (1986-88)
  • Visiting Fellow, University of York, England.(1991)
  • Visiting Professor of Economics of Education, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi (1999-2000)